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The Complete Sophocles, Volume II: Electra and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.

The volume brings together four major works by one of the greatest classical dramarists: Electra, translated by Anne Carson and Michael Shaw, a gripping story of revenge, manipulation, and the often tense conflict of the human spirit; Aias, translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear, an account of the heroic suicide of the Trojan war hero better known as Ajax; Philoctetes, translated by Carl Phillips and Diskin Clay, a morally complex and penetrating play about the conflict between personal integrity and public duty; and The Women of Trachis, translated by C.K. Williams and Gregory W. Dickerson, an urgent tale of mutability in a universe of precipitous change. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

About the Author

The Greek Tragedy in New Translation series is edited by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro.

Peter Burian is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies, Duke University.

Alan Shapiro is Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the winner of the prestigious Lila Wallace Reader's Digest award for 1992-1995. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and The Dead Alive and Busy.

Table of Contents

Electra Anne Carson and Michael Shaw

Aias Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear

Philoctetes Carl Phillips and Clay Diskin

The Women of Trachis C.K. Williams and Gregory W. Dickerson

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195373301
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Burian, Peter
Editor:
Shapiro, Alan
Author:
Burian, Peter
Author:
null, Peter
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Shapiro, Alan
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Sophocles
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Series Volume:
Volume II: Electra a
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
5.3 x 7.9 x 1 in 1.3 lb

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