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