"the dream externalized in the legend of Nausicaa"

   In Book VI of ancient Greek epic The Odyssey, the shipwrecked wanderer Odysseus finds himself stark naked in front of a group of young girls including Nausicaa, the beautiful princess of Phaecia whom he begs for aid. 

Green Heinrich is a semi-autobiographical novel by Swiss writer Gottfried Keller (1818-1890), chronicling the youthful misadventures of one Heinrich Lee. 


Online edition of Homer's 'Odyssey', as translated by Samuel Butler, (circa 800 BC)


The Odyssey on Book Drum