All Day Permanent Red
The First Battle Scenes of Homer's Iliad Rewritten
By (author) Christopher Logue
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All Day Permanent Red by Christopher Logue
Book Description"Setting down her topaz saucer heaped with nectarine jelly, ""Emptying her blood-red mouth set in her ice-white face ""Teenaged Athena jumped up and shrieked: """Kill! Kill for me!""Better to die than live without killing!"""Who says prayer does no good?"Christopher Logue's work in progress, his Iliad, has been called "the best translation of Homer since Pope's" ("The New York Review of Books"). Here in "All Day Permanent Red "is doomed Hector, the lion, "slam-scattering the herd" at the height of his powers. Here is the Greek army rising with a sound like a "sky-wide Venetian blind." Here is an arrow's tunnel, "the width of a lipstick," through a neck. Like Homer himself, Logue is quick to mix the ancient and the new, because his Troy exists outside time, and no translator has a more Homeric interest in the truth of battle, or in the absurdity and sublimity of war."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374529291
(210mm x 141mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Logue
Cold Calls, Paperback (March 2005)
Logue's Homer: Cold Calls
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This is the story of Christopher Logue, poet and literary maverick, who counted Ken Russell, Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe among his friends. It tells of his Southern England childhood, his stint in the army, the years in Paris, offending T.S. Eliot and everything else, all in his own words.
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Author Biography - Christopher Logue
Christopher Logue is a screenwriter, a film actor, and the author of several books of poems. He lives in London, England.
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