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Oedipus the King: Sophocles (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals. Under the editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shaprio, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on difficult passages, ample stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical names and geographical references encountered in the dialogue.

Sophocles' Oedipus the King paves the way as the first in the series to appear in paperback. In this highly-acclaimed translation of the greatest of all Greek tragedies, Stephen Berg--the well-known poet--and Diskin Clay--the distinguished classicist--combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of Sophoclean drama.

No other English translation conveys the same terrifying emotional level, especially in the choral odes, the forceful descriptions of Jokasta's death, the blinding of Oedipus, and the final scene of desolation. Berg and Clay's translation--now available for the first time in paperback--both adheres strictly to the original meaning of the play and breathes new life into its language.

Synopsis:

Washington Square Press Enriched Classics make great literature even more accessible to a new generation of readers, with expanded and updated reader's supplements and essential historical information. Oedipus the King is the 2,000-year-old masterpiece that raises basic questions about human behavior that are still vigorously debated by students and scholars. Photos and illustrations. (Poetry/Plays)

About the Author

Stephen Berg is a founder and co-editor of the American Poetry Review and the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Daughters, Grief, Akmatova at the Black Gates, and In It.

Diskin Clay, Professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of numerous articles, translations, and reviews in classical journals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195054934
Translator:
Clay, Diskin
Translator:
Berg, Stephen
Translator:
Clay, Diskin
Author:
null, Stephen
Author:
Clay, Diskin
Author:
Sophocles
Author:
null, Diskin
Author:
Sophocles, E. A.
Author:
Berg, Stephen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Oedipus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Greek drama (Tragedy)
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Series Volume:
AGES
Publication Date:
19880331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
148 illus.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.03x5.34x.27 in. .25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Washington Square Press Enriched Classics make great literature even more accessible to a new generation of readers, with expanded and updated reader's supplements and essential historical information. Oedipus the King is the 2,000-year-old masterpiece that raises basic questions about human behavior that are still vigorously debated by students and scholars. Photos and illustrations. (Poetry/Plays)

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