Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful private press books of the 20th century, TE Lawrence’s (Lawrence of Arabia) translation of Homer’s epic poem was a highly ambitious four-year undertaking. Although more famous for his role in the Arab revolt, Lawrence was a gifted writer and translator, and was a close friend of the Walker’s.
Through the vision of the great American type designer Bruce Rogers, the expertise of Emery Walker, and determination of TE Lawrence, The Odyssey became a masterpiece of fine printing and a fitting tribute to the end of Walker’s remarkable career.
Helen Elletson is the Research Curator and Accreditation Officer at Emery Walker’s House, and also Curator of Research and Development at the William Morris Society.
This is a live talk on Zoom. You will be sent the online zoom link to join the talk via email one hour before it begins.
Entry to this talk is by donation. Your support of the Emery Walker Trust is greatly appreciated during these difficult times.
Free, donations encouraged
Book tickets: emerywalker.org
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