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The Fourth Dimension (Princeton Modern Greek Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

In the dramatic monologues that make up The Fourth Dimension--especially those based on the grim history of Mycenae and its royal protagonists--the celebrated modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos presents a timeless poetic paradigm of the condition of Greece, past and present. The volume also contains a group of modern narratives, including the famous, and much-anthologized, "Moonlight Sonata." Ritsos, rightly, regarded the The Fourth Dimension as his finest achievement. It is now presented to English- speaking readers for the first time in its entirety.

From "Philoctetes"

All the speeches of great men, about the dead and about heroes.


Astonishing, awesome words, pursued us even in our sleep,


slipping beneath closed doors, from the banqueting hall


where glasses and voices sparkled, and the veil


of an unseen dancer rippled silently


like a diaphanous, whirling wall


between life and death. This throbbing


our childhood nights, lightening the shadows of shields


etched on white walls by slow moonlight.

Synopsis:

In the dramatic monologues that make up The Fourth Dimension--especially those based on the grim history of Mycenae and its royal protagonists--the celebrated modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos presents a timeless poetic paradigm of the condition of Greece, past and present. The volume also contains a group of modern narratives, including the famous, and much-anthologized, "Moonlight Sonata." Ritsos, rightly, regarded the The Fourth Dimension as his finest achievement. It is now presented to English- speaking readers for the first time in its entirety.

From "Philoctetes"

All the speeches of great men, about the dead and about heroes.


Astonishing, awesome words, pursued us even in our sleep,


slipping beneath closed doors, from the banqueting hall


where glasses and voices sparkled, and the veil


of an unseen dancer rippled silently


like a diaphanous, whirling wall


between life and death. This throbbing


our childhood nights, lightening the shadows of shields


etched on white walls by slow moonlight.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Window3
Winter Clarity15
Chronicle25
Moonlight Sonata37
Agamemnon47
Orestes63
The Dead House83
The Return of Iphigenia103
Under the Shadow of the Mountain123
Chrysothemis147
Persephone175
Ismene191
Ajax215
Philoctetes229
Helen251
Phaedra273
When the Stranger Comes295
Notes to the Poems313

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691024653
Translator:
Green, Peter
Translator:
Bardsley, Beverly
Translator:
Bardsley, Beverly
Author:
Bardsley, Beverly
Author:
Ritsos, Yannis
Author:
Green, Peter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Greek philology
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Modern Greek Studies (Paperback)
Series Volume:
AK-RD-89-02
Publication Date:
April 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9.22x6.13x.82 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the dramatic monologues that make up The Fourth Dimension--especially those based on the grim history of Mycenae and its royal protagonists--the celebrated modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos presents a timeless poetic paradigm of the condition of Greece, past and present. The volume also contains a group of modern narratives, including the famous, and much-anthologized, "Moonlight Sonata." Ritsos, rightly, regarded the The Fourth Dimension as his finest achievement. It is now presented to English- speaking readers for the first time in its entirety.

From "Philoctetes"

All the speeches of great men, about the dead and about heroes.


Astonishing, awesome words, pursued us even in our sleep,


slipping beneath closed doors, from the banqueting hall


where glasses and voices sparkled, and the veil


of an unseen dancer rippled silently


like a diaphanous, whirling wall


between life and death. This throbbing


our childhood nights, lightening the shadows of shields


etched on white walls by slow moonlight.

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