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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

MY SMALL PRESS


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June 16, 2005

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I wholeheartedly agree with your reflection on the nature of the book meme. The question I found the most difficult was identifying books that mean a lot to me. How can I exclude any of them? When I open their covers, the words run to greet me like old friends (a line borrowed from Garret Keiser's A Dresser of Sycamore Trees, used in reference to the BCP). How can I reject any of my old friends?

Consequently, I just wandered through my library, touching this volume, holding another, and taking a moment to recall the time and place when each one entered my life, then randomly picked a few.

Next time this goes around, I nominate Beth to initiate it, with a fresh set of questions.

That's a good challenge Beth. I hope someone takes it up.

(Love your pair of "collected poems" as well as your pair of retrospectives.)

If you don't mind I'm going to pick this one up, OK? Nadia might as well - our libraries are all mixed but they're in different languages although there is a lot of crossover!

Go for it, Michael - I'd love to read your answers!

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