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TYRANT OIDIPOUS: A New Translation of Sophocles's Oedipus Tyrannus Paperback – February 22, 2012


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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: EyeCorner Press (February 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8792633153
  • ISBN-13: 978-8792633156
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,213,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bent on March 3, 2012
This terrific new translation of Sophocles' tragedy brings the play's dual aspects in focus: on the one hand the play is one of the world's first murder mysteries; on the other hand it thematizes the universal quandary between free will and divinely scripted fate.

That the two translators are also both Tarot experts and deeply understand the dynamics of divination only lends extra poignancy to the latter theme - further it is worth noting that one of them, Rachel Pollack, is also a distinguished fantasy and science fiction writer (her Unquenchable Fire has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award). Her linguistic imagination is put to good use in this version of the classical tragedy, and the scholarship of David Vine (as detailed in the extensive translators' notes) ensures that the text stays true to the original.
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