By Christopher Logue
The 1st conflict of the armies in Logue’s “Heroic . . . wonderful” model of Homer’s Iliad (The big apple instances 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 dwell with no killing!”Who says prayer does no good?Christopher Logue’s paintings in growth, his Iliad, has been referred to as “the most sensible translation of Homer for the reason that Pope’s” (The ny overview of Books). right here in All Day everlasting crimson is doomed Hector, the lion, “slam-scattering the herd” on the top 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 recent, 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 struggle.
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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. Nile. 50 "Bread trucks have begun to stream. . as the sun lights up the east": Cf.
Nile. 50 "Bread trucks have begun to stream. . as the sun lights up the east": Cf.
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. As You Like It, 111, ii, 202. " derive from John Erickson's The Road to Berlin: Stalin's War with Germany, vol.