By Christopher Logue
The 1st conflict of the armies in Logue’s “Heroic . . . outstanding” model of Homer’s Iliad (The ny occasions publication 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 dwell with no killing!”Who says prayer does no good?Christopher Logue’s paintings in growth, his Iliad, has been known as “the top translation of Homer for the reason that Pope’s” (The big apple assessment of Books). right here in All Day everlasting crimson is doomed Hector, the lion, “slam-scattering the herd” on the top of his powers. here's the Greek military emerging with a valid like a “sky-wide Venetian blind.” this is an arrow’s tunnel, “the width of a lipstick,” via a neck. Like Homer himself, Logue is quickly to combine the traditional and the recent, simply because his Troy exists open air 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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Pope's Iliad, XIII, 115. 39 "Oh wonderful, most wonderful, and then again more wonderful": Cf. As You Like It, 111, ii, 202. " derive from John Erickson's The Road to Berlin: Stalin's War with Germany, vol. 2, and from Boris Slutsky's Things That Happened (poems and notes), translated with commentaries b! G. S. 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.
I shall be busy": Cf. Sir Jacob Astley's prayer before the Battle of Edgehill (Sir Philip Warwick, Mernoires, 1701). 23 "Blind as the Cyclops with fraternal tears": Cf. Dryden's "Astraea Redux" (1660), 1. 45. 25 "Blelids with the sound . . circled by poplar trees": Jasper Griffin's translation from Virgil's Georgics. 34 "The great gold glittering Limpopo": Cf. " 36 "All in a moment on T'lesspiax' note": Cf. Paradise Lost, 1, 544. ": Cf. Pope's Iliad, XIII, 115. 39 "Oh wonderful, most wonderful, and then again more wonderful": 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.