With her new novel “The Women of Troy,” Pat Barker wants to impose her modern concerns onto ancient material. But, Daniel Mendelsohn writes, she’s not nearly comfortable enough in her Greek mode to fashion a work of real authority.
@NewYorker I am so sick & tired of all the foreign stories & mythology about Greece & Vikings, & King Arthur. They are old & tired & predictable. When are we going to hear the American stories? as in North, Central & South American stories & mythology?