Every generation has its book of Greek myths. Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer has written one for the 21st century.
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer took the poetry world by storm in 1998 with his debut collection Van de vierkante man and has been a fixture in the Dutch literary landscape ever since. His poetic and literary sources predate our own literary culture by centuries. Pfeijffer is a classicist, educated at Leiden University, where he earned his PhD with a dissertation on three victory odes by Pindar. He went on to publish on poets such as Bacchylides, Sappho and Anacreon.
In De Griekse mythen, Pfeijffer turns back to his old love. In his masterful style, he writes the greatest stories of Ancient Greece for the modern-day reader. He recounts the stories of Zeus and Hera, the heroes Heracles and Theseus, the Argonauts and the Trojan War, and the superhuman characters of Orpheus, Perseus, and of course, Prometheus. These myths galore are presented as a grand, majestic epic tracing the creation of heaven and earth to the return of Odysseus.
Gods, humans and other earthlings: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer tells a tale that has fascinated humanity for 3,000 years. De Griekse mythen is sure to be embraced and cherished by the affectionate grammar-school student and the curious unschooled reader alike.