By Christopher Logue
The 1st conflict of the armies in Logue’s “Heroic . . . great” model of Homer’s Iliad (The ny occasions booklet Review)Setting down her topaz saucer heaped with nectarine jelly,Emptying her blood-red mouth—set in her ice-white face—Teenaged Athena jumped up and shrieked:“Kill! Kill for me!Better to die than stay with out killing!”Who says prayer does no good?Christopher Logue’s paintings in growth, his Iliad, has been known as “the top translation of Homer considering Pope’s” (The manhattan evaluate of Books). right here in All Day everlasting purple is doomed Hector, the lion, “slam-scattering the herd” on the peak of his powers. this is the Greek military emerging with a valid like a “sky-wide Venetian blind.” here's an arrow’s tunnel, “the width of a lipstick,” via a neck. Like Homer himself, Logue is fast to combine the traditional and the hot, simply because his Troy exists outdoors time, and no translator has a extra Homeric curiosity within the fact of conflict, or within the absurdity and sublimity of battle.
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As the sun lights up the east": Cf.
47 45 "Flags tossing above agitated forms": Cf. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage. "': This passage derives from the opening pages of Louis-Ferdinand CCline's Guignol's Band, translated by Bernard Recht- man and Jack T. Nile. 50 "Bread trucks have begun to stream. . as the sun lights up the east": Cf.
Smith. 47 45 "Flags tossing above agitated forms": Cf. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage. "': This passage derives from the opening pages of Louis-Ferdinand CCline's Guignol's Band, translated by Bernard Recht- man and Jack T. Nile. 50 "Bread trucks have begun to stream. . as the sun lights up the east": Cf.