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All Day Permanent Red

All Day Permanent Red

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Setting down her topaz saucer heaped with nectarine jelly,
Emptying her blood-red mouth--set in her ice-white face--
Teenaged Athena jumped up and shrieked:

Kill Kill for me
Better to die than live without killing

Who says prayer does no good?

Christopher Logue's work in progress, his Iliad, has been called the best translation of Homer since Pope's (The New York Review of Books). Here in All Day Permanent Red is doomed Hector, the lion, slam-scattering the herd at the height of his powers. Here is the Greek army rising with a sound like a sky-wide Venetian blind. Here is an arrow's tunnel, the width of a lipstick, through a neck. Like Homer himself, Logue is quick to mix the ancient and the new, because his Troy exists outside time, and no translator has a more Homeric interest in the truth of battle, or in the absurdity and sublimity of war.

Author: Christopher Logue
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Published: 06/23/2004
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 8.26h x 5.56w x 0.20d
ISBN: 9780374529291

About the Author

Christopher Logue is a screenwriter, a film actor, and the author of several books of poems. He lives in London, England.

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