Grab the Nearest Buoy: On Dimitris Lyacos’ Poena Damni
Published: Mar 2019
Reviewed by: Garrett Phelps
Review of books:
THE FIRST DEATH,
How did a book of Greek poetry become one of the most-discussed and most-lauded pieces of contemporary European literature? Garrett Phelps, Assistant Managing Editor at Asymptote, explains what makes Dimitris Lyacos’ Poena Damni trilogy is so unusual—and so difficult to describe.