War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad, Books 1-4

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 12, 2003 - Poetry - 215 pages
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In his brilliant rendering of eight books of Homer's Iliad, Logue here retells some of the most evocative episodes of the war classic, including the death of Patroclus and Achilles's fateful return to battle, that sealed the doom of Troy. Compulsively readable, Logue's poetry flies off the page, and his compelling descriptions of the horrors of war have a surreal, dreamlike quality that has been compared to the films of Kurosawa. Retaining the great poem's story line but rewriting every incident, Logue brings the Trojan War to life for modern audiences.
  

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Review: War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad

User Review  - Mary Jean Phillips - Goodreads

It turns out that there is, perhaps, such a thing as translation. Logue's control of English verse and deep understanding of Homeric structures, that is, how theme is expressed through form (repeating ... Read full review

Review: War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad

User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

"Hard to say who is who: the fighters, the heroes,/ Their guts look alike." (194) Sublime. Genius. Many more superlatives…If you have ever felt intimidated by the unending columns and lists of other ... Read full review

Contents

I
vii
II
xi
III
xix
IV
1
V
85
VI
141
VII
143
VIII
173
IX
199
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Christopher Logue is a poet who has also written screenplays and acted in several films. His works include All Day Permanent Red and Selected Poems. He lives in London.

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