Helen

Helen

eBook - 1981
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Oxford University Press
Transcending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' delicate balance--in all its subtlety of texture and tone--is beautifully captured. The reader encounters myriad reversals, worlds--real/ideal, tragic/comic--surprisingly juxtaposed and, as in any story of Helen, the pathos of the impossible, all allowing Euripides to comment of the futility of war and the difficult distinction between appearance and reality.

Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1981
ISBN: 9786610526352
6610526354
9781429407595
142940759X
9780195028706
0195028708
0195077105
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 107 pages)

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