Man, it is often said, cannot jump over his own shadow. The poet—and by "poet" I mean a writer of imaginative works in verse or prose—leaps over the universe...
Sicut erat in principio
et nunc et semper
et in saecula saeculorum.
Antigones, by George Steiner (Clarendon Press, 1984; Oxford Paperback, 1986)
Anyone who has reread the Antigone about as often as is profitable for the time being might consider turning to this book. The curious...
And yet I seem to know this simple truth:
If the bestowing of the famous armor
Had rested with Achilles while he lived,
To give them as a war-prize to the bravest,
No rival then would have filched them from...