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Christopher Logue, CBE (born 23 November 1926 in Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English poet associated with the British Poetry Revival. He has also written for the theatre and cinema as well as acting in a number of films. His two screenplays are Savage Messiah and The End of Arthur's Marriage. He was also a long-term contributor to Private Eye magazine, as well as writing for the Merlin literary journal of Alexander Trocchi. He won the 2005 Whitbread Poetry Award for Cold Calls.

His early popularity was marked by the release of a loose adaptation of Pablo Neruda's "Twenty Love Poems", later released as an extended play recording, "Red Bird: Jazz and Poetry", backed by a Jazz group led by Tony Kinsey.

One of his poems, "Be Not Too Hard" was set to music by Donovan Leach, and made popular by Joan Baez, from her 1967 album "Joan". Donovan's version appeared in the film "Poor Cow"(1967).

His major poetical work is an ongoing project to render Homer's Iliad into a modernist idiom. This work is published in a number of small books, usually equating to two or three books of the original text. (The volume entitled Homer: War Music was shortlisted for the 2002 International Griffin Poetry Prize.) He has also published an autobiography called Prince Charming (1999).

His lines tend to be short, pithy and frequently political, as in Song of Autobiography:
I, Christopher Logue, was baptized the year
Many thousands of Englishmen,
Fists clenched, their bellies empty,
Walked day and night on the capital city.


He wrote the couplet that is sung at the beginning and end of the 1965 film A High Wind in Jamaica, the screenplay for Savage Messiah (1972), a television version of Antigone (1962), and a short play for the TV series The Wednesday Play titled The End of Arthur's Marriage (1965).

He has also appeared in a number of films as an actor, most notably as Cardinal Richelieu in Ken Russell's 1971 film The Devils and as the spaghetti-eating fanatic in Terry Gilliam's 1977 film Jabberwocky.

Logue wrote for the Olympia Press under the pseudonym, Count Palmiro Vicarion, including a pornographic novel, Lust.

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Total Books: 50
War Music An Account of Homer's Iliad
2017 - War Music an Account of Homer's Iliad (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374536817
ISBN-10: 0374536813
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Logue's Homer Collected War Music
2016 - Logue's Homer Collected War Music (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374286491
ISBN-10: 0374286493
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Count Palmiro Vicarion's Grand Grimoire of Bawdy Ballads And Limericks
Logue's Homer Cold Calls
2005 - Logue's Homer Cold Calls (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571202775
ISBN-10: 0571202772
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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All Day Permanent Red  The First Battle Scenes of Homer's Iliad Rewritten
War Music  An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad
2003 - War Music an Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226491905
ISBN-10: 0226491900
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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All Day Permanent Red An Account of the First Battle Scenes of Homer's Iliad
2003 - All Day Permanent Red an Account of the First Battle Scenes of Homer's Iliad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374102951
ISBN-10: 0374102953
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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All Day Permanent Red War Music Continued
2003 - All Day Permanent Red War Music Continued (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571216864
ISBN-10: 0571216862
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Prince Charming  A Memoir
2001 - Prince Charming a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571203611
ISBN-10: 0571203612
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Prince Charming A Memoir
1999 - Prince Charming a Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571197682
ISBN-10: 057119768X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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War Music An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad
1997 - War Music an Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374524944
ISBN-10: 0374524947
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Selected Poems
1996 - Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571177615
ISBN-10: 0571177611
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The Husbands An Account of Books 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad
1995 - The Husbands an Account of Books 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374173913
ISBN-10: 0374173915
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Husbands An Account of Book 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad
1994 - The Husbands an Account of Book 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571171989
ISBN-10: 0571171982
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Kings An Account of Books One and Two of Homer's Iliad
1991 - Kings an Account of Books One and Two of Homer's Iliad (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374181512
ISBN-10: 0374181519
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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War Music
1988 - War Music (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571152599
ISBN-10: 0571152597
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War Music Account of Books 16-19 of Homer's Iliad
1981 - War Music Account of Books 16-19 of Homer's Iliad (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780224015349
ISBN-10: 0224015346
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Ode to the Dodo
1981 - Ode to the Dodo (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780224018920
ISBN-10: 0224018922
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Ratsmagic
1979 - Ratsmagic (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670589777
ISBN-10: 0670589772
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The Crocodile
1976 - The Crocodile (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224013307
ISBN-10: 0224013300
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War Music - An Account of Books 16 to 19 of Homer's Iliad
War Music - an Account of Books 16 to 19 of Homer's Iliad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140068320
ISBN-10: 0140068325
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