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Memorial|Alice Oswald
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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393347272
  • ISBN-10: 0393347273
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds
  • Page Count: 112

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