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Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad, Oswald, Alice
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Author Name:    Oswald, Alice

Title:   Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    W. W. Norton & Company 

ISBN Number:   0393347273 / 9780393347272

Seller ID:   ING9780393347272

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In this daring new work, the poet Alice Oswald strips away the narrative of the Iliad--the anger of Achilles, the story of Helen--in favor of attending to its atmospheres: the extended similes that bring so much of the natural order into the poem and the corresponding litany of the war-dead, most of whom are little more than names but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably and unforgotten in the copious retrospect of Homer's glance. The resulting poem is a war memorial and a profoundly responsive work that gives new voice to Homer's level-voiced version of the world. Through a mix of narrative and musical repetition, the sequence becomes a meditation on the loss of human life.



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