Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad

By: Oswald, Alice

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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.

Title: Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad

Author Name: Oswald, Alice

Categories: Other,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company:

ISBN Number: 0393347273

ISBN Number 13: 9780393347272

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780393347272

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