Wednesday 19 September 2012

'That's fucked up!'

Accolades over Alice Oswald's 'translation' of the Iliad, Memorial, continue to pile up. Jason Guriel sighs:
The book-length stunt grows a bit boring by the end, and I would hope those novices who start with Memorial (a notch on a bookworm's spear) would eventually find their way to The Iliad—perhaps Robert Fagles' vibrant translation, which has all of the violent energy of Oswald's and none of the fashionable manoeuvres.

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