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An incredibly ambitious book-length poem taking on the modern problem of war. The poem's great achievement is that it situates today's world not as a golden age, but as one notable for its harshness and brutality. Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid allow readers, two and a half millennia later, to experience the complexities and traditions of the ancient world, and so La Riche allows today's readers to observe and judge contemporary events and humankind's relationship to war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583228593
ISBN-10: 1583228594
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 139mm x 20mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - William La Riche

William La Riche is the author of Alexandria: The Sunken City about the largest underwater excavation of all time. He teaches Art and Architecture at NYU.