War Music

War Music

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A remarkable hybrid of translation, adaptation, and invention

Picture the east Aegean sea by night,

And on a beach aslant its shimmering

Upwards of 50,000 men

Asleep like spoons beside their lethal Fleet.

"Your life at every instant up for-- / Gone. / And, candidly, who gives a toss? / Your heart beats strong. Your spirit grips," writes Christopher Logue in his original version of Homer's Iliad, the uncanny "translation of translations" that won ecstatic and unparalleled… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

In “War Music,” Christopher Logue has worked from what is still the greatest story of war ever told and created a vivid and fresh poem in a language he knew very well, indeed.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 04, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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