Three Plays by Jean Racine
Book Description"George Dillon has elected for speed and clarity; his speed, of which short quotations can impart no notion, is his equivalent for Racine's impetuous dexterity with the French Alexandrine. . . . Momentum, in such a version, is everything. It stands as a homage to Racine's strength of construction . . . and to the expressive power of his themes, on which Mr. Dillon's prefaces have eloquent and sensible things to say."-Hugh Kenner, "National Review" "His literal and flexible blank verse actually forms the nearest thing in English to the longer-measured rhymed couplets of Racine; even an ordinary reading aloud of so faithful a rendering provides something of the experience that Proust described."-Elliott Coleman, "Poetry" "A superb introduction . . . flawless translations, infused with poetic fire and charm."-Margaret Carpenter, "Norfolk Virginian-Pilot"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226150772
(203mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1961
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jean Racine
Four French Plays, Paperback (July 2013)
Includes the 'greatest hits' of French classical theatre, in English translations. This volume includes these plays - Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache and Phaedra - span only thirty-seven years, but make up the defining period of French theatre.
Berenice and Bajazet, Paperback (October 2012)
The critical event in Berenice, the death of Titus' father, the Emperor Vespasian, happens a week before the play opens. Thereafter Titus knows that his separation from Berenice is inevitable. Thereafter Titus knows that his separation from Berenice is inevitable.
Racine: Three Plays, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Jean Racine
Contains three masterpieces by a French dramatists of the 17th century. This work includes: "Berenice", a tale of love and happiness in conflict with public duty; "Phedre", concerns a princess with an overwhelming infatuation with her stepson; and, "Britannicus", lays bare the relationships at the heart of power as a world slips into moral chaos.
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Author Biography - Jean Racine
George Dillon (1906-1968) was the editor of "Poetry" and author of two collections of poems, "Boy in the Wind" and "The Flowering Stone." In 1931 he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Dillon was co-translator, with Edna St. Vincent Millay, of Baudelaire's "Flowers of Evil."
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