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    • A Version of Homer's Iliad
    • By: Alice Oswald, Eavan Boland (afterword)
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful poetry

    • By Nicole J. Munro on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $6.95