Oedipus Cycle: A New Translation

Author(s): Sophocles

Poetry & Plays

Sophocles' immortal Oedipus plays personify both the cosmic and the all-too-human forces that wreak emotional and physical mayhem upon the lives of a stricken royal family. The three plays have continued to strike a chord with audiences throughout every era of history - yet their effectiveness today depends not only upon enduring themes but upon translations that will resonate, intellectually and emotionally, with a contemporary readership. Aristotle praised Oedipus the King as the finest single example of Greek tragedy; now, award-winning translator Robert Bagg presents the entire "Oedipus Cycle" in a vivid, dynamic, and eminently readable new translation that revitalizes the ancient classics for a new generation of readers.


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Robert Bagg is the author of five books of poetry, including Madonna of the Cello, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Prix de Rome, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, NEA, and NEH fellowships have supported his projects. Bagg's translations of Euripides and Sophocles have been staged in more than 60 productions worldwide.

General Fields

  • : 9780062119995
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.322
  • : December 2011
  • : 203mm X 135mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sophocles
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 882.01
  • : very good
  • : 352