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Author Oswald, Alice, 1966- author

Title Memorial : an excavation of the Iliad / Alice Oswald
Published London : Faber and Faber, 2011


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 MELB  820.914 O8641 A6/M  AVAILABLE
Description 84 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Matthew Arnold praised the Iliad for its 'nobility', as has everyone ever since - but ancient critics praised it for its enargeia, its 'bright unbearable reality' (the word used when gods come to earth not in disguise but as themselves). To retrieve the poem's energy, Alice Oswald has stripped away its story, and her account focuses by turns on Homer's extended similes and on the brief 'biographies' of the minor war-dead, most of whom are little more than names, but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably - and unforgotten - in the copiousness of Homer's glance
Notes Poems
Shortlisted for the 2013 University of Warwick Prize for Writing
SUBJECT Homer -- Characters -- Poetry.
Homer. Iliad -- Poetry.
Homer. Iliad.
Subject Battle casualties -- Poetry.
English poetry.
Poets, English.
Trojan War -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Author Homer. Iliad. English.
LC no. 2011508994
ISBN 0571274161 (cased)
9780571274161 (cased)