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.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.