Texts in the City: Ransom
No matter how compelling a novel or a film might be, if you have to study it, there’s always the risk you’ll end up hating it. Not any more! A gift to VCE students, their teachers (and of course life-long learners) Texts in the City is a weekly exploration of the classic texts – both old and new – that appear on the VCE English reading lists. This week, Ruby J Murray is joined by Australian Book Review editor Peter Rose to discuss Ransom, David Malouf’s reworking of Homer’s Iliad.
Ruby J Murray is a writer and researcher whose work appears regularly in Australian magazines, journals and newspapers. Her first novel, Running Dogs, is out now through Scribe.
Peter Rose is the author of the award-winning family memoir Rose Boys (2001), which is now available as a Text Classic.