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Overlord (Paperback): Nicholas Hagger
Overlord (Paperback): Nicholas Hagger

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Overlord (Paperback)

Nicholas Hagger

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"Overlord" is the first major poetic epic in the English language since Milton's "Paradise Lost". Written in blank verse, with a panoramic visionary sweep that embraces higher and lower worlds within a universalist scheme, it is a contemporary epic poem in the tradition of Homer's "Iliad" and Virgil's "Aeneid". Drawing, as they do, on a single defining event for civilisation, it focuses on World War II and the American General Eisenhower's pursuit of Hitler and the fall of Berlin (our Troy); the battles and the suffering, and the hidden conflicts between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill, Eisenhower and Montgomery, and Hitler and his generals. All are handled with a Homeric mastery that moves easily between formal diplomacy and bitter antagonism. Eisenhower's visions of Hell and Heaven evoke Dante's "Divine Comedy". In dealing with these powerful forces, still operating in our own time, "Overlord" makes sense of the 20th century and gives a new understanding of the present - in particular of the alternative New World Orders that face us.


Imprint: O Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2006
Authors: Nicholas Hagger
Dimensions: 230 x 153mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 976
ISBN-13: 978-1-905047-84-0
Barcode: 9781905047840
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
LSN: 1-905047-84-3

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