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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bat - LibraryThing
Smashing version of the Ilyad if you find direct translations hard going. Great, novel poetry, but it reads enough like a novel to keep the pages turning. Read full review