Monday, July 12, 2010

Ten of the best caves in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best caves in literature.

One book on the list:
The Odyssey by Homer

In the land of the troglodyte Cyclops, Odysseus and 12 of his men visit the cave of the giant Polyphemus to ask him for food. But he makes them prisoners in his lair, which is sealed by a giant rock. Each day he eats a couple of them. How will they escape?
Read about the other caves on the list.

The Odyssey also made Mullan's lists ten of the best shipwrecks in literature, ten of the best monsters in literature, and ten of the best examples of rowing in literature, as well as Carsten Jensen's list of the top ten seafaring tales.

--Marshal Zeringue