This is an intriguing description of a face – I see a chalk-white face with a lion’s mane of golden hair encircling it.  Roaring wheat!

See also the bestellar reviews, complete with rich quote-mosaics, of Adam Nicolson’s magnificent Why Homer Matters and Logue’s War Musica muscular rendition of several books of the Iliad. 


‘Achilles’ face

Is like a chalkpit fringed with roaring wheat.’


Source: Christopher Logue, War Music, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 21


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