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Christopher Logue; crafted modern adaptation of ‘Iliad’

CHRISTOPHER LOGUE CHRISTOPHER LOGUE (C. Jackson/getty images/file 2006)
By Margalit Fox
New York Times / December 14, 2011
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Christopher Logue, an English poet acclaimed for his multivolume modernization of the “Iliad’’ - a literary endeavor noteworthy for lasting four times as long as the Trojan War itself; even more noteworthy for its use of evocative anachronisms like Uzis, helicopters and aircraft carriers to conjure the world of Homer’s Bronze Age warriors; and still more noteworthy for having been accomplished without his knowing a word of Greek - died Dec. 2 at his home in London.

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