An account of books 16-19 of the Iliad by Homer. Down on your knees, Achilles. Farther down. Now forward on your hands and put your face into the dirt, And scrub it to and fro. Grief has you by the hair with one And with the forceps of its other hand Uses your mouth to trowel the dogshit up
Christopher Logue was born in Hampshire, England, on November 23, 1926.
He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Husbands: An Account of Books 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995), Kings: An Account of Books 1 and 2 of Homer's Iliad (1991), and War Music (1987).
He is also a playwright and has written screenplays for, as well as acted in, a number of films. Christopher Logue died on December 2, 2011, at the age of 85.