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Salomé : a tragedy in one act

Author: Oscar Wilde; Joseph W Donohue, Jr.; Barry Moser
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Drama : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde's play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue's new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde's shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day. Presenting a colloquial and spare American English version of Wilde's consciously stylized French, Donohue's approach gives full value to the Irish author's dark  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
Named Person: Salome, (Biblical figure); Salome, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Wilde; Joseph W Donohue, Jr.; Barry Moser
ISBN: 9780813931913 0813931916 9780813931920 0813931924
OCLC Number: 707627103
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxviii, 78 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Salomé.
Responsibility: by Oscar Wilde ; translated from the French by Joseph Donohue ; iIllustrated by Barry Moser.

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"Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde's play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue's new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde's shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day. Presenting a colloquial and spare American English version of Wilde's consciously stylized French, Donohue's approach gives full value to the Irish author's dark ruminations on evil and perversity in a world on the brink of a new, unsettling Christian dispensation."--Book description, Amazon.com.

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This is an impressive achievement, rendering into clear and effective modern English an important play not well served by the standard translation. The effect is not unlike that of seeing a painting Read more...

 
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