Onions (was Re: DWJ birthday card(s))

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Fri Aug 20 12:18:12 EDT 2004


On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 11:19:08 +0100, Charles Butler wrote:

>> > Hopefully the words 'displacement activity' will be sufficient and I
>> > won't need to give detailed descriptions of my attempts to find
>> > mention of Odysseus eating an onion.
>>
>> <perks up at the sign of the words 'displacement activity'>
>
>Actually, you could argue that the Odyssey is *the* great poem of
>displacement activity. If Homer had called it 'On not getting round to going
>to Ithaca yet' this would be clearer...

I'd have been more interested in it with that title.  :)

We read Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the Odyssey last year and the big
question was always "Why didn't he just GO HOME ALREADY?!"

Melissa Proffitt

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