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Elektra: A New Translation
     

Elektra: A New Translation

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by Sophocles
 

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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge—both for those who bear the brunt of violence

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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge—both for those who bear the brunt of violence and for those who become obsessed by hatred under its influence—as it focuses on the cycle of bloodshed that consumes a royal family. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

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Library Journal
While under indictment for treason and confined to a hospital in 1949, Pound temporarily abandoned his Cantos to collaborate with Richard Rudd on this relatively unknown treatment of the Sophocles tragedy. Elektra was produced on the stage in 1987, but has never appeared in print before. A new work by an author of Pound's stature is a welcome addition to the canon, and this one will be of interest to both drama and poetry collections.-- Michael Rogers, ``Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062132079
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
556 KB

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