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Letters and Literary Remains Volume 3 (Paperback): Edward Fitzgerald
Letters and Literary Remains Volume 3 (Paperback): Edward Fitzgerald

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Edward Fitzgerald

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE DOWNFALL AND DEATH KING CEDIPUS Urama m Ctoo CHIEFLY TAKEN FROM THE CEDIPUS TYRANNUS AND COLONEUS OF SOPHOCLES. To Charles Eliot Norton. My Dear Norton, Some while ago you asked me to complete a version of the CEdipus Tyrannus and Coloneus of Sophocles, which had been lying by me some years. Here they are at last, the two Tragedies united into one Drama under the ponderous alliteration which figures on the Title-page; for which, however, I could hit on no so comprehensive a substitute. If you can, pray do so. There also, you see that my Drama professes to be neither a Translation, nor a Paraphrase of Sophocles, but "chiefly taken" from him: I need scarcely add, only intended for those who do not read the Greek. As you, however, to whom I send it, are a Scholar, who not only knows, but reveres the original, I shall try to excuse some of the liberties which I have taken with it. For my very free treatment of what I have retained you are already sufficiently prepared; not so, perhaps, for the much I have omitted: still less for one audacious substitution of my own work for that of Sophocles in what I may call the Second Act in the Second Part of my Play. Well, then, to begin with the more venial sins of omission. You will see that I have dispensed with all (including what I believe is called the Kommos) which follows the narration of the catastrophe as related by the several witnesses; as I think is the case in some of the Tragedies of Euripides. What Professor Paley says of the Kommos which terminatesthe Persae of yEschylus must, I think, be true of all: that, whatever effect the vehement recitation might add to it, the Dialogue is secondary to the Spectacle?by which I understand him to mean those outward signs of woe which are implied in the name. Eve...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Edward Fitzgerald
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-49942-2
Barcode: 9780217499422
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-49942-2

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