The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone

The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone

by Sophocles
     
 

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Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes

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Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will, destiny and responsibility, hubris and humility, honor and obligation, and more. Robert Bagg’s timely translations allow the power and depth of Sophocles’s masterpieces to shine through clearly to readers today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062132208
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)
File size:
429 KB

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