A few years old, but a nice blog post/essay from author Jo Walton on Watership Down:
AAAAAAHHHHHHH that’s my favorite book!
I had missed the allusions (or at least parallels) to the founding of Rome completely, hm. That’s interesting.
But he didn’t say anything at all about Silverweed’s poem and that’s my favorite part! That’s what made me want to write seriously, it blew my little poet mind.
Edit* She, not he hahahahahaha