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Throne of Labdacus : A Poem

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ISBN-10: 0374527962

ISBN-13: 9780374527969

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gjertrud Schnackenberg

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Winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2000. The first warning passing through Thebes-- As small a sound As a housefly alighting from Persia And stamping its foot on a mound Where the palace once was; As small a moth chewing thread In the tyrant's robe; As small as the cresting of red In the rim of an injured eye; as small As the sound of a human conceived A compelling, lyric telling of the story of Oedipus, and of "what happens outside the play," in the experience of the god who is its presiding oracle: Apollo, the god of poetry, music, and healing. Given the task of setting the Sophocles text to music, the god is woven…    
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Book details

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 12/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Gjertrud Schnackenberg was born in Tacoma, Washington. She received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.