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

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

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


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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ISBN-13: 9780374524944
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/15/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author


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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War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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All i can say is, when i read this, i was literally blown away by how beautiful the poetry was. his imagery, his poetic structure, the emotions, the rhythm... everything--everything--is wonderful. as a fellow poet, i HIGHLY suggest this as a good read... and the subject matter is definitely interesting, i mean, it's the iliad...what more could you want... a timeless epic told in amazingly beautiful poetry.