To the House of Collateral Damage: Centuries of the Civilian Dead

To the House of Collateral Damage: Centuries of the Civilian Dead by William La Riche

ISBN10: 1583228594
ISBN13: 978-1583228593
Author: William La Riche
Title: To the House of Collateral Damage: Centuries of the Civilian Dead
Publisher: Seven Stories Press; A Seven Stories Press 1st Ed edition (October 7, 2008)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1363 kb
Size PDF: 1779 kb
Rating: 4.1/5
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Subcategory: Poetry

To the House of Collateral Damage: Centuries of the Civilian Dead by William La Riche



This incredibly ambitious, book-length poem takes on the modern problem of war. The poem's great achievement is that it situates our own age, not as a golden age, but as one notable for its harshness and brutality, especially towards noncombatants, as well as for the beauty of the language that can be found to describe and understand that brutality, and perhaps to change it. Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid allow us, two and a half millennia later, to experience the complexity and contradictions of the ancient world. La Riche proposes, boldly, to observe and judge our own world through the contradictions of our relationship to war.

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