In this outstanding new translation, seamus heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch. Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B. C. Stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security.
While creon eventually agrees to antigone's release, it is too late: She takes her own life, initiating a tragic repetition of events in her family's history. When creon, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, king of Thebes, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin.
During the war of the seven against thebes, learns that her brothers have killed each other, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. Enraged, creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb.
The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
The cure at troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century bc, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the closing stages of the Siege of Troy. Heaney holds on to the majesty of the Greek original, but manages to give his verse the flavor of Irish speech and context.
They are forced to return to Lemnos and seek out Philoctetes' support in a drama that explores the conflict between personal integrity and political expediency. Heaney's version of Philoctetes is a fast-paced, brilliant work ideally suited to the stage. Abandoned because of a wounded foot, Philoctetes nevertheless possesses an invincible bow without which the Greeks cannot win the Trojan War.
Home Fire: A Novel
But she can’t stop worrying about aneeka, headstrong sister back in London, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, or their brother, her beautiful, Parvaiz, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Ingenious… builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.
The new york timeswinner of the 2018 women's prize for fiction finalist for the 2019 international dublin literary awardlonglisted for the man booker prize the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequencesIsma is free. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.
Is he to be a chance at love? the means of parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, devastatingly entwined, two families’ fates are inextricably, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love? . Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy.
After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred.
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Atria Books. Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, but until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed by critics and scholars, stephen Mitchell's version allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time, intelligent, to see how startlingly beautiful, and alive it is.
Aristophanes: Lysistrata Focus Classical Library
The focus classical library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought. This edition includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, notes, suggestions for further reading, and a map.
Atria Books. This english translation of aristophanes’ most popular comedy will appeal to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, good jokes, memorable heroine, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. Used book in Good Condition.
A World of Difference: An Anthology of Short Stories from Five Continents
Palgrave MacMillan. Atria Books. Used book in Good Condition. This anthology brings together an international selection of short stories by distinguished modern writers from five continents America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The fifteen stories collected here were all written in English within the last fifty years.
Each has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. In tone and mood the stories are as varied as in their geographical settings - their predominantly realist temper promotes vivid, imaginative connections between the worlds of fiction and the worlds of its readers.
The book's theme of 'difference' is echoed in the diversity of writers represented: Nobel Laureates Nadine Gordimer, V. S. Naipaul; masters of the short story raymond carver, Mavis Gallant, William Trevor; and a younger generation of late twentieth-century writers on their way to establishing international reputations Ana Menendez, Zadie Smith.
Each story is introduced by a photographic and biographic portrait of its author".
Antigone Methuen Drama, Methuen Student Edition
Anouilh is a poet, tragic passion, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, of scenes-set, of players-performing' Peter BrookJean Anouilh, but not of words: he is a poet of words-acted, which exploit fantasy, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space.
Palgrave MacMillan. Great product! In defying the tyrant creon and going to her death, Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.
. Atria Books. Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman. Antigone, his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. Used book in Good Condition.
Faber Book of Beasts
Palgrave MacMillan. Faber & faber. The poets range from Homer to the present. Used book in Good Condition. Great product! An anthology of poems about creatures of many kinds, including some perhaps more fanciful than real. Atria Books.
Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes
Atria Books. Faber & faber. Woodruff's introduction offers a brisk and stimulating discussion of central themes in Sophoclean drama, the life of the playwright, staging issues, and each of the four featured plays. Great product! Palgrave MacMillan. Hackett Publishing Company Inc. Used book in Good Condition. Meineck and woodruff's new annotated translations of sophocles' ajax, Women of Trachis, clarity, concision, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre.
Helen in Egypt: Poetry New Directions Paperbook
Faber & faber. Used book in Good Condition. 640-555 b. C. What survives of his pallinode, tells us almost all we know of this other Helen, and from it H. Great product! A fifty-line fragment by the poet Stesichorus of Sicily c. Palgrave MacMillan. But some say that helen was never in Troy, that she had been conveyed by Zeus to Egypt, and that Greeks and Trojans alike fought for an illusion.
Yet helen in egypt is not a simple retelling of the egyptian legend but a recreation of the many myths surrounding Helen, Paris, Theseus, and other figures of Greek tradition, Achilles, fused with the mysteries of Egyptian hermeticism. Wove her book-length poem. Hackett Publishing Company Inc. The fabulous beauty of Helen of Troy is legendary.
Atria Books. Wove her book-length poem. D. D. A fifty-line fragment by the poet Stesichorus of Sicily c. Used book in Good Condition. 640-555 b.
Antigonick New Directions Paperbook
Hackett Publishing Company Inc. Sophokles’ luminous and disturbing tragedy is here given an entirely fresh language and presentation. An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone. Palgrave MacMillan. Great product! Anne carson has published translations of the ancient Greek poets Sappho, Aiskhylos, Simonides, Sophokles and Euripides.
Used book in Good Condition. This paperback edition includes a new preface by the author, “Dear Antigone. Atria Books. Used book in Good Condition. New directions Publishing Corporation. Antigonick is her seminal work. Faber & faber.