Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Winter 2017 by Macmillan

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war music an account of homer s iliad christopher logue edited by christopher reid a remarkable hybrid of translation adaptation and invention “your life at every instant up for— gone and candidly who gives a toss your heart beats strong your spirit grips,” writes christopher logue in his original version of homer’s iliad the uncanny “translation of translations” that won ecstatic and unparalleled acclaim as “the best translation of homer since pope’s” the new york review of books poetry farrar straus and giroux 1/10/2017 9780374536817 $16.00 trade paperback 352 pages appendix carton qty 24 8.3 in h 5.5 in w brit trans david godwin associates audio fsg marketing poetry advertising campaign logue’s account of homer’s iliad is a radical reimagining and reconfiguration of homer’s tale of warfare human folly and the power of the gods in language and verse that is emphatically modern and “possessed of a very terrible beauty” slate illness prevented him from bringing his version of the iliad to completion but enough survives in notebooks and letters to assemble a compilation that includes the previously published volumes war music kings the husbands all day permanent red and cold calls along with previously unpublished material in one final illuminating volume arranged by his friend and fellow poet christopher reid the result war music comes as near as possible to representing the poet’s complete vision and confirms what his admirers have long known that “logue’s homer is likely to endure as one of the great long poems of the twentieth century” the times literary supplement christopher logue 1926–2011 poet playwright scriptwriter and actor was born in portsmouth hampshire he moved to paris in 1951 where he published his first books wand and quadrant seven sonnets and devil maggot and son logue won the paris review bernard f o’connor award and was made a commander of the most excellent order of the british empire for his contributions to literature praise “brilliantly original poetry that shines with greatness.” —jamie james los angeles times book review “logue’s achievement is so impressive at first disarming and then persuasive and satisfying we are likely to return to [homer’s poem now with enlivened attention our senses made more alert and our spirits enriched by this 41 now in paperback farrar straus and giroux january 2017