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Electra

Electra( )
Author: Sophocles, August
Translator: Carson, Anne
Introduction by: Shaw, Michael
Notes by: Shaw, Michael
Series title:Greek Tragedy in New Translations Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-504960-2
Publication Date:May 2001
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $18.14
Book Description:

Sophocles' Electra tells the story of the revenge Orestes and Electra take on their mother, Clytemnestra, for the murder of their father Agamemnon, after he returns from the Trojan War. In Sophocles' depiction of this myth, Electra admits that her actions are shameful even though they are just. Anne Carson a renowned poet, and Michael Shaw, a respected classicist, combine their talents to create this new addition to the Greek Tragedy in New Translationsseries. Each play in the series,...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):19.3 x 12.7 x 1 cm
Book Weight:0.1 Kilograms
Author Biography
Sophocles, August (Author)
Anne Carson was born December 16, 1950. Carson is a poet, an essayist, and a classicist. She is the director of the graduate program in Classics at McGill University, where she also teaches Latin and Greek.

Carson is perhaps besst know for Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse, which won the 1998 QSPELL Prize for Poetry. Carson recently won the 2001 Griffin Poetry Prize for Men in the Off Hours. Carson also won the T.S. Eliot poetry prize for The Beauty of the Husband, the first woman to win the award in its nine-year history. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998 and received a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship in 2000. Carson is the author of seven books.

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