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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

ISBN-10: 0791093603

ISBN-13: 9780791093603

Edition: 2007

Authors: Harold Bloom

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- Concise critical excerpts that provide a scholarly overview of each work - "The Story Behind the Story," detailing the conditions under which the work was written - A biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, and an annotated bibliography.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 118
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Michael Parenti (Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are Waiting for Yesterday (2013), The Face of Imperialism (2011), God and His Demons (2010), and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010).Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Introduction
Biographical Sketch
The Story Behind the Story
List of Characters
Summary and Analysis
Critical Views
Clifton W. Collins on Shifts in Perspective from Aeschylus to Sophocles
C. M. Bowra on Right and Wrong in Sophocles
H. D. F. Kitto on the Problem of "Justice"
Bernard M. W. Knox on the Restoration of Oedipus
E. R. Dodds on Oedipus as a Free Agent
Herbert Musurillo on Ship-of-State Imagery
David Seale on the Stagecraft of the Opening Scene
Cynthia P. Gardiner on the Contribution of the Chorus
Christopher Rocco on "Tyrannos"
Felix Budelmann on the Expanded Focus of the Play
Alan H. Sommerstein on the World of Sophocles
Works by Sophocles
Annotated Bibliography
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index