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Fires (Phoenix Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

Fires consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life.

"The unwritten novel among the fantasies and aphorisms of Fires is a classic tale."—Stephen Koch, New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The product of a love crisis, Fires is in the form of a collection of love poems, or, rather, is like a sequence of lyrical prose pieces connected by a notion of love. As such, the book does not require any commentary.

About the Author

Dori Katz is professor emeritus of modern languages and literature at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. She is a translator of several books from the French and a poet. Her most recent collection of poems is Hiding in Other People’s Houses

Table of Contents

Preface

Phaedra, or Despair

Achilles, or the Lie

Patroclus, or Destiny

Antigone, or the Choice

Lena, or the Secret

Mary Magdalene, or Salvation

Phaedo, or the Dance

Clytemnestra, or Crime

Sappho, or Suicide

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226965284
Translator:
Katz, Dori
Author:
Katz, Dori
Author:
Yourcenar, Marguerite
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Monologues
Subject:
Love poetry
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 3612
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
130
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.5 in

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