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Description - Three Plays by Jean Racine

"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 Details

ISBN: 9780226150772
ISBN-10: 0226150771
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 199
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1961
Country of Publication: United States

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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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