By (author) Alice Oswald
Normal Price: $24.99
Your Price: $22.49 AUD, includes GST for Australian customers
Shipping: $6.95 (per order regardless of how many books you buy!)
You Save: $2.50! (10% off the normal price)
Plus...earn $1.12 in Boomerang Bucks when you purchase this book
Availability: This title will be ordered from the publisher. Usually ships in 10 - 15 days. Publisher may be out of stock in which case we will advise you. Allow a few extra days for delivery.
Memorial by Alice Oswald
Matthew Arnold praised the "Iliad" for its 'nobility', as has everyone ever since - but ancient critics praised it for its enargeia, its 'bright unbearable reality' (the word used when gods come to earth not in disguise but as themselves). To retrieve the poem's energy, Alice Oswald has stripped away its story, and her account focuses by turns on Homer's extended similes and on the brief 'biographies' of the minor war-dead, most of whom are little more than names, but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably - and unforgotten - in the copiousness of Homer's glance. ""The Iliad" is an oral poem. This translation presents it as an attempt - in the aftermath of the Trojan War - to remember people's names and lives without the use of writing. I hope it will have its own coherence as a series of memories and similes laid side by side: an antiphonal account of man in his world...compatible with the spirit of oral poetry, which was never stable but always adapting itself to a new audience, as if its language, unlike written language, was still alive and kicking". (Alice Oswald).
Classification: Poetry by individual poets
Format: Hardback (222mm x 145mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Faber and Faber
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Comment on Memorial by Alice Oswald
Essential Gibran by Suheil Bushrui
A beautiful compilation of Gibran's prose and poetry offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form
1953 by Geoff Page
A moment in time, an Australian country town and characters to remember, all brought to life in engaging verse. 1953 is a unique verse narrative composed of monologues and verse portraits. Together, these build towards the story of an Australian town, Eurandangee, and its people on a particular summer's day in the 1950s.
Reckitt's Blue by John Wilkinson
An iconic work of Western art, Fragonard's "L'escarpolette", or "The Swing", is often reproduced, and its foreground image of a young woman losing her slipper midswing is widely familiar. This book explores that scene in a long poem that engages with the image of the flying slipper, and presents two other sequences of poems based on paintings.
Prophet by Kahlil Gibran» View more books like these...
One of the greatest poetic masterpieces now with revised and updated introduction and annotations
Memorial, Paperback (October 2012)
Focuses on Homer's extended similes and on the brief biographies of the minor war-dead, most of whom are little more than names, but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably - and unforgotten - in the copiousness of Homer's glance.
Dart, Hardback (May 2010)
Over the years the author has been recording conversations with people who live and work on the River Dart in Devon. Using these records and voices as a sort of poetic census, she creates a narrative of the river, tracking its life from source to sea.
Sleepwalk on the Severn, Paperback (April 2009)
Presents a poem for several voices, set at night on the Severn Estuary. This book features various characters - some living, some dead - who talk towards the moment of moonrise and are changed by it.
Weeds and Wild Flowers, Hardback (April 2009)» View all books by Alice Oswald
A collection of poems and etchings. It beckons us toward a landscape of botanical characters, and invites us to see ourselves among them.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review and you'll earn Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars!
Alice Oswald lives in Devon and is married with three children. Dart, her second collection, won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Her third collection, Woods etc, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2006, and in 2009 she was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Sleepwalk On The Severn, a poem for several voices set at night on the Severn Estuary.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 8208 6044 - Online Form
© 2003-2013. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.