Published by Atheneum in 1961, shortly before Hyam Plutzik’s death, this three-part narrative poem is the poet’s own sequel to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” in which Hamlet charges his friend Horatio to “report me and my cause aright.”  

Horatio was one of the finalists considered for the Pulitzer Prize in 1962.

Table of Contents


The Ostler


The Salon on the Rue Galantiére


On the Headland

The Book of Metamorphoses

The Harrowing of the House of Eyes

The Return

The Pit of Carlus

The Philosophy of Earth

The Place Beyond Scythia

The Lark at Heaven's Gate

By Hyam Plutzik