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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2007.
Series: Bloom's modern critical interpretations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.
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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex.
New York : Chelsea House, ©2007
(OCoLC)646989949
Named Person: Sophocles.; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791093093 9780791093092
OCLC Number: 70836764
Description: viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Harold Bloom --
Oedipus : ritual and play / Francis Fergusson --
On misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex / E.R. Dodds --
The innocence of Oedipus : the philosophers on Oedipus the King / Thomas Gould --
Introduction to Oedipus the King / Bernard Knox --
Speech and silence : Oedipus the King / Rebecca W. Bushnell --
Oedipus and Teiresias / Frederick Ahl --
Introduction : what is a father? / Pietro Pucci --
The Oedipus Rex and the ancient unconscious / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Knowingness and abandonment : an Oedipus for our time / Jonathan Lear --
Life's tragic shape : plot, design, and destiny / Charles Segal.
Series Title: Bloom's modern critical interpretations.
Other Titles: Oedipus Rex
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
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