The Bacchae of Euripides

The Bacchae of Euripides

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams presents this fluent and accessible version of the Athenian playwright Euripides's great tragedy.

Based on the Greek myth of the god Dionysus's punishment of King Pentheus and his mother Agave, Williams' The Bacchae of Euripides is a unique interpretation of one of the most celebrated plays in the history of dramatic theater.

With an Introduction by Martha Nussbaum, award-winning author of The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374522063
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 08/23/1990
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 156,901
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

C. K. Williams (1936–2015) published twenty-two books of poetry including, Flesh and Blood, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Repair, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; and The Singing, winner of the National Book Award. Williams was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005. He wrote a critical study, On Whitman; a memoir, Misgivings; and two books of essays, Poetry and Consciousness and In Time: Poets, Poems, and the Rest.

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