Mourner's Song War and Remembrance from the Iliad to Vietnam

ISBN-10: 0226789942
ISBN-13: 9780226789941
Edition: 2003
Authors: James Tatum
List price: $28.00
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Description: Tatum offers incisive discussions of physical and literary memorials constructed in the wake of war. The touchstone throughout is the Iliad, not just as one of the earliest war poems, but also as a powerful example of the way poetry acts as both  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 235
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Tatum offers incisive discussions of physical and literary memorials constructed in the wake of war. The touchstone throughout is the Iliad, not just as one of the earliest war poems, but also as a powerful example of the way poetry acts as both tribute and consolation for loss.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
A Note on Reading Homer
Mourners and Monuments
The Daughters of Memory
Rage for Order
The Words of the Sea
The Companion Seen But Not Heard
The Poetry Is in the Killing
The Fire From Hephaestus
Toward the Autumn Night of Oguma Hideo
Notes
Bibliography
Catalogue of the Muses
Index

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