The Ring and the Book continues, as Pompilia tells the story of her desperate flight to Rome — a little differently than everybody else.
We should be finished with Pompilia’s book next week. Then there’s two lawyers’ books, the Pope’s book, Guido’s second book, and a wrap-up book. And people wonder why book-length poems went out of fashion. Sheeeeeeesh. Even though it’s all Browning and all good, it’s like asking for one small dessert and being served cake for 24….
On the bright side, Argonautica is fast-paced and beautiful! So I guess I’m the shallow type who prefers action to deep psychological realism.