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Articles by Melissa Beck

The Continuing Enterprise of the Poem

September 1st, 2017
The Continuing Enterprise of the Poem

Veteran translator David Ferry tackles that Mount Everest of the translator’s art, Virgil’s Aeneid.

Once Upon a Time in Kerala

March 1st, 2017
Once Upon a Time in Kerala

A pivotal work of Indian literature, Chemmeen is both a romantic tale of star-crossed lovers and a stinging critique of women’s oppression.