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Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad

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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.

Synopsis:

“The most remarkable and affecting book of poetry I encountered this year.”—James Wood, The New Yorker

About the Author

Alice Oswald is the author of five previous books of poetry. She has been awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize. She lives in Devon, England.Eavan Boland was born in Dublin. The author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry and nonfiction, she is a professor and the director of the Creative Writing program at Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393347272
Author:
Oswald, Alice
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Boland, Eavan
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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