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Trojan Women (Exile Classics)

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ISBN13: 9781550961232
ISBN10: 1550961233
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With a stunning command of the Greek language and a mastery of poetic nuance, this translation of Euripides' play breathes unparalleled life into an ancient masterpiece. Using vocabulary that gives the sense that the play was written with an appreciation of and application to the 20th and 21st centuries, this adaptation goes beyond the timeless plot of the consequences of war and the fate of both the victors and the losers and focuses on the modern-day issues of feminism and women's rights. Also included in this volume are two long poems—"Helen" and "Orestes"—by contemporary Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

About the Author

Gwendolyn MacEwen was a well-known writer of poetry, drama, and fiction. Among her publications are Breakfast for the Barbarians, Shadow Maker, and The T. E. Lawrence Poems.

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Mark Cleveland, September 2, 2009 (view all comments by Mark Cleveland)
Gwen MacEwen should need no introduction, but for those unfamiliar with her work, she was a superb Canadian poet who died in her mid-40s in 1987. An autodidact who learned Hebrew, Arabic, Greek and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs as an adult, her Greek translations, including Trojan Women and The Birds are gorgeous and clear. I believe the two included Yannis poems are her translations as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781550961232
Author:
Macewen, Gwendolyn
Publisher:
Exile Editions
Author:
Ellenwood, Ray
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
American
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Canadian
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Exile Classics series
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
138
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in 0.53 lb

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