Trojan Women: The Trojan Women by Euripides and Helen and Orestes by Ritsos

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Exile Editions, Ltd., 1981 - Greek drama (Tragedy) - 109 pages
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With a stunning command of the Greek language and a mastery of poetic nuance, this translation of Euripides' play breathes unparalleled life into an ancient masterpiece. Using vocabulary that gives the sense that the play was written with an appreciation of and application to the 20th and 21st centuries, this adaptation goes beyond the timeless plot of the consequences of war and the fate of both the victors and the losers and focuses on the modern day issues of feminism and women's rights. Also included in this volume are two long poems"Helen" and "Orestes"by contemporary Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
 

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Gwendolyn MacEwen won the Governor General's Award for Poetry. She died in 1987.

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