Join us on Saturday, January 9th at noon EST for a book talk with A.M. Juster, translator of John Milton's Book of Elegies, available now through the Paideia Press.
Emily Wilson, the noted translator of The Odyssey, has written that "A.M. Juster’s translation of Milton’s elegiac verse, rendered in elegant English elegiacs, provides Latin-less readers with a readable, accurate, metrical rendering of this important and undeservedly neglected set of poems, accompanied by useful notes and introduction. By writing these poems, the young John Milton defined himself as a master of Latin verse form, but also explored love, friendship, poetics, obedience and revolution, in ways that are related to, but fascinatingly different from, his later English-language poetry. Juster makes the young Milton live again, in a fresh and contemporary idiom.”
You can read more about the book from Juster himself in this article in our online magazine, In Medias Res, or in a review by the Los Angeles Review of Books.