Christopher Logue (1926-2011), poet, playwright, scriptwriter, and actor, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He moved to Paris in 1951, where he published his first books, Wand and Quadrant; Seven Sonnets; and Devil, Maggot and Son. Logue won the Paris Review / Bernard F. O'Connor Award and was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his contributions to literature.
"This is not Homer: it's Logue's Homer. Like all translations, it departs fundamentally from the language of the original. Unlike many translations, it arrives at a version that, because of its radical departures, gets us closer to the original than many more defensibly 'faithful' translations have ever managed . . . " --Wyatt Mason, New York Times Magazine"I still grasp Zeus by the knees and ask that he bless the translators. And Christopher Logue, among them, bless him highly . . . [Homer's Iliad] was strange from the beginning, wonderfully, heroically strange. And Logue, in turn, is wonderfully, Homerically strange . . ." --Jeffrey Brown, New York Times Book Review