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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226491905
ISBN-10: 0226491900
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Logue

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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