Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw, Limited Editions Club (1939)

Sometimes I have to force myself to proceed with a book on my ‘should read’ list, usually based on a preconceived bias against the author or topic. Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) certainly is an example. I have pushed off reading it for years, mostly due to a dislike of George Bernard Shaw‘s social/political views which seemingly would take center stage in this book … Continue reading Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw, Limited Editions Club (1939)

Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, and Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Limited Editions Club (1965)

Prometheus Bound, attributed to the great Greek tragedian Aeschylus, is a reknowned classical tragedy stemming from the myth of Prometheus, a Titan who gave fire to mankind and was subsequently punished by the god Zeus for doing so. Those who remember the myth will recall that Zeus had Prometheus bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. While Hesiod famously presents … Continue reading Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, and Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Limited Editions Club (1965)