Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of several works on ­Emily Dickinson, including A Summer of Hummingbirds. 
(February 2014)

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    War and the Iliad

    These essays do more than prove the permanent relevance of Homer’s great poem. They analyze the logic of war itself, and explore how intoxicating violence defines the human condition.