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Sophocles' Oedipus plays : Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus, & Antigone

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©1996.
Series: Bloom's notes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes a brief biography of Sophocles, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Sophocles.; Sophocles.; Sophocles.; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Antigone, (Mythological character); Sophocles.; Sophocles.; Sophocles.; Antigone, (Mythological character); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles.; Ödipus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791040704 9780791040706 0791040992 9780791040997
OCLC Number: 33404482
Notes: "A contemporary literary views book."
Includes a brief biography of Sophocles, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.
Description: 84 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's note --
Introduction --
Biography of Sophocles --
Thematic and structural analysis --
List of characters --
Critical views: --
Aristotle: Pity and fear in 'Oedipus the King' --
Cicero: 'Oedipus at Colonus' and old age --
Friedrich Nietzsche: The paradoxes in the story --
E.S. Shuckburgh: The moral focus of 'Antigone' --
T.B.L. Webster: Sophocles' conception of the gods --
E.T. Owen: Dramatic technique in 'Oedipus the King' --
C.M. Bowra: The contrast between the plays --
Cedric H. Whitman: Wisdom, misfortune, and guilt --
Richmond Y. Hathorn: Existentialism in 'Oedipus the King' --
G.M. Kirkwood: Antigone and Ismene --
H.D.F. Kitto: The role of the gods in 'Antigone' --
Bernard M.W. Knox: Oedipus' death --
G. Devereux: Incest and self-binding in the play --
R.P. Winnington-Ingram: The character of Creon --
David Seale: Seeing in 'Oedipus at Colonus' --
Richard W. Minadeo: Antigone's flaws --
Warren J. & Ann M. Lane: 'Antigone's' "Ode to man" --
Sheila Murnaghan: Anitgone and marriage --
Mary Whitlock Blundell: Oedipus' motivations --
Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood: Burial in 'Antigone' --
Frederick Ahl: The character of Jocasta --
Pietro Pucci: Oedipus and Laius in 'Oedipus the King' --
Charles Segal: The greatness of 'Oedipus the King' --
Works by Sophocles --
Works about Sophocles and the 'Oedipus plays' --
Index of themes and ideas.
Series Title: Bloom's notes.
Other Titles: Oedipus plays
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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