Sorry for the silence. This is a busy time at work—we’re preparing for the Holidays here, coming up with our list of what we call The Holiday Hundred. It’s usually a mix of new and older books from the year that we think are some of the best. Of course, people will quibble with the list—there were many great books that didn’t make it.
One book that made it and I’m am nerdily excited about is Robert Fagle’s new translation of the Aeneid. I’ve only had a chance to read the intro by Bernard Knox and a few pages of the first book. There’s an interesting article in the NYT about Fagles’s efforts.