Saturday, April 06, 2019

Twelve notable books on Greece, by Greeks and philhellenes

Mary Norris joined the editorial staff of The New Yorker in 1978 and has been a copy editor and proofreader there for more than thirty years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she lives in New York and Rockaway.

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen is her first book.

Her new book is Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.

At LitHub Norris tagged "books by or about modern Greeks, though the authors may, of course, reflect on ancient history," including:
Marie Phillips, Gods Behaving Badly

A highly entertaining novel in which the Greek gods, having fallen on hard times, share a flat in London, where they all find occupations that suit them. Artemis is a dog walker, Aphrodite does phone sex, Apollo has a TV show. Ares is a troublemaker, and Dionysus is a lush. Hermes is the peacemaker. Athena is always outraged. There is a plot, too, drawing on the myth of Orestes and Eurydice.
Read about another title on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Gods Behaving Badly.

--Marshal Zeringue