“…like any good epic tale, it might touch a nerve or two…”

EPICS

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No narcissism here. Nope.

GABBLER RECOMMENDS: Radiolab’s Exploration on Why Homer Never Mentions the Color Blue:


Listen here.

‘Gladstone conducted an exhaustive study of every color reference in The Odyssey and The Iliad. And he found something startling: No blue! Tim pays a visit to the New York Public Library, where a book of German philosophy from the late 19th Century helps reveal a pattern: across all cultures, words for colors appear in stages. And blue always comes last.’

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[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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The EPIC CATALOG Tag – Coming Soon

 

To honor the lists that The Narrator, BLA, is so fond of, we have decided to start an “Epic Catalog” tag (or, “Catalogue,” for those of you with accents who can’t read American) that will showcase EPIC “lists” of eclectic topics (very on-brand for us).

We hope said lists will make you interested not only in the many characteristics of Epic Poetry but in our Epic Prose Poem work THE AUTOMATION (complete with other lists!).

Here’s to Buzzfeed and Epic Poetry for making lists a thing. All credit is due to you, not housewives.*

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*all lists are subject to updates and expansion, as lists are wont to do.

** See also: A brief history of the To-do List.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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On the prophetic:

“In the last lines of the Metamorphoses, Ovid boldly claims that he too will become immortal through the eternal fame of his poem. After two millennia, in a changed world that even Ovid could not have imagined, his boast turns out to have been prophetic.”

-Sara Myers on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

all yellow B&N | Amazon | Etc.