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Banks, Thomas. "CAPTI: First Latin novel in 250 years full of intrigue, farce and metaphysics." Rev. of Capti: Fabula Menippeo-Hoffmanniana Americana by Stephani Berard. MultiLingual, 126, 23.2 (March 2012):12-13. Print. Reprinted with permission.

"[Capti] is unmistakably magical realism, and should sit nicely on the shelf with the works of Italian writer Italo Calvino or American novelist Thomas Pynchon. …[Berard] writes poetry that is sharp and wonderfully vivacious."


Mahoney, Anne. Rev. of Capti: Fabula Menippeo-Hoffmanniana Americana by Stephani Berard. The Classical Outlook 89.3 (Spring 2012): 92. Print. Reprinted with permission.

"The glory of the book is the exuberant language: this is not Cicero’s Latin, but more like a post-modern Tacitus, a latter-day Lucan, a spiritual descendant of M. Terentius Varro. …There are descriptions galore…a long, satirical evocation of Seattle...and a description of LA that would be at home in Hugo or Dickens. …Its blend of modern form, modern scientific or philosophical motifs, and ancient language is almost steampunk in style."



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