The Adventures of Odysseus
In sparkling prose with a generous helping of humor Remmerts de Vries breathed new life into the old stories in The Adventures of Odysseus. In his work, the Greek heroes don’t battle the outside world – the real struggle is within themselves. His heroes are bodybuilder types. But at the same time he makes clear that fighting lions, centaurs or seven-headed monsters isn’t the real challenge they are up against. Heracles’ real battle, for example, the thing that took all of his strength, ‘was keeping himself in check’.