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Number of Pages: 112

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: European

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Author: Alice Oswald

Language: English

TCIN: 78653418
UPC: 9780393088670
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-2565

Description

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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