A lifelong friend of James Joyce, Padraic Colum lived from 1881-1972. He was a poet and leader of the Irish Renaissance and retold several of the Greek myths, including "The Golden Fleece," which I read last week.
Publisher's Weekly once wrote that Mr. Colum's "stirring telling of the Greek epics is still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers." Their endorsement still graces his book's paperback cover.
I noticed it after I finished "The Golden Fleece." While I am targeting an adult audience with PHAIAKIA, my own Greek epic, I couldn't help but be impressed by Publisher Weekly's statement. I'm pinning it on my bulletin board as inspiration for my ongoing work.
One can dream, right? D.A. Riser's "stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths."