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

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

by Christopher Logue, Homer, Homer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226491900

ISBN-13: 9780226491905

Pub. Date: 09/15/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226491905
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
447,998
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Author's Note
Introduction by Garry Wills
Kings
The Husbands
War Music
Patrocleia
GBH
Pax

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