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The Naked and the Nude
The Naked and the Nude
by Robert Graves


We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

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Once you get past the fact that Graves is sorting through some pretty intricate distinctions between the naked and the nude in art, the poem is pretty easy to take in…that is, until you have to start searching the interweb to figure out just who a Gorgon might be.

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