Memorial: An Excavation of the Iliad

Memorial: An Excavation of the Iliad

ISBN: 0571274161

ISBN 13: 9780571274161

Publication Date: October 06, 2011

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Pages: 96

Format: Hardcover

Author: Alice Oswald

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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.

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