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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User Review  - TomMcGreevy - LibraryThing

It is such pure pleasure to read brilliant verse. I now understand why The Iliad is an epic. The previous translations I had read had left me cold, if not totally bored. This work is a retelling ... Read full review

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User Review  - Trinity School Summer Reading - Goodreads

This book sits somewhere between translation and adaptation. A great reminder that Homer was a poet, not just a storyteller. 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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