To retrieve the Iliad'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. Alice Oswald has won several literary awards.
Memorial: An Excavation of the Iliad
ISBN 13: 9780571274161
Publication Date: October 06, 2011
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Author: Alice Oswald