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Theban Plays of Sophocles

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ISBN-10: 0300119011

ISBN-13: 9780300119015

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sophocles, David R. Slavitt

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Slavitt presents a modern version for both newcomers to Sophocles' plays and for established admirers. His translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the dramas, engaging the reader or audience member directly with Sophocles' great texts.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 0.55" wide x 0.82" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

David R. Slavitt was born in White Plains, New York in 1935. He received an AB and an MA from Columbia University. After graduating from college and beginning a Ph.D., he worked as a movie critic for Newsweek from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. During this time, he published his first book of poetry, Suits for the Dead. His first novel, Rochelle, or Virtue Rewarded, was published in 1966. He has written about 100 works of fiction, poetry, and poetry and drama in translation including Alice at 80, The Cock Book, Falling from Silence: Poems, The Latin Odes of Jean Dorat, Milton's Latin Poems, and Three Greenlandic Poets. He also writes under the names David Benjamin, Henry Lazarus,…