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
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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"Who says prayer does no good?*", but Buyer Beware. Review of the Blackstone Publishing audiobook edition (Nov 2019) of the Faber & Faber hardcover "War Music: An Account of Homer's Iliad" (Nov 2015 ... Read full review

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This is a must read for any Homer lover. This takes everything that is great about Homer and modernizes and recreates a musical, poetic work of art. It is not only a must read, it is a must re-read! Enjoy! 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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