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The Resource Memorial : a version of Homer's Iliad, Alice Oswald ; [with an afterword by Eavan Boland]

Memorial : a version of Homer's Iliad, Alice Oswald ; [with an afterword by Eavan Boland]

Label
Memorial : a version of Homer's Iliad
Title
Memorial
Title remainder
a version of Homer's Iliad
Statement of responsibility
Alice Oswald ; [with an afterword by Eavan Boland]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this daring new work, the poet Alice Oswald strips away the narrative of the Iliad the anger of Achilles, the story of Helen in favor of attending to its atmospheres: the extended similes that bring so much of the natural order into the poem and the corresponding litany of the war-dead, most of whom are little more than names but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably and unforgotten in the copious retrospect of Homer s glance. The resulting poem is a war memorial and a profoundly responsive work that gives new voice to Homer s level-voiced version of the world. Through a mix of narrative and musical repetition, the sequence becomes a meditation on the loss of human life
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6065.S98
LC item number
M46 2012
Literary form
poetry
Label
Memorial : a version of Homer's Iliad, Alice Oswald ; [with an afterword by Eavan Boland]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2011 in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited under the title MEMORIAL: An Excavation of the Iliad"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1408334
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9780393088670
Lccn
2012022791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1408334
  • (Sirsi) 1408334
  • (OCoLC)783160253
Label
Memorial : a version of Homer's Iliad, Alice Oswald ; [with an afterword by Eavan Boland]
Publication
Note
"First published in 2011 in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited under the title MEMORIAL: An Excavation of the Iliad"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1408334
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9780393088670
Lccn
2012022791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1408334
  • (Sirsi) 1408334
  • (OCoLC)783160253

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