Christopher Logue

1926 (Portsmouth, England) – 2011 (London)

Logue, better-known in Britain than elsewhere (his translation of the Iliad is celebrated), was a socially-engaged poet with a strong suit in wry satire. Trocchi’s Paris-based magazine ‘Merlin’ published early work of Logue’s; Trocchi also saved him from suicide. Logue wrote a pornographic novel for Girodias, and hung out with Beckett and Miller. He appeared in a fim of Gilliam’s as a spaghetti-eating maniac. Wesker and he were jailed together for civil disobedience. He said that Donleavy held grudges obsessively, and had nothing but books about copyright on his bookshelves.