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Published: 15 November 2007

414 Pages | 5 in-text illustrations


ISBN: 9780199217182

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Crossroads in the Black Aegean

Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

Classical Presences

A fascinating study of African rewritings of Greek tragedy. The authors ask why the plays of Sophocles' Theban Cycle are so often adapted by ...

New to this Edition:

  • Co-ordinates insights from relevant disciplines such as classical reception, postcolonial studies , African studies, and comparative literature.
  • Theory and practice are aligned in detailed readings of six plays and one epic poem, and in the development of new theoretical apparatus in classical reception studies.
  • Lucid exposition of complex interdisciplinary material, especially in two opening chapters that orient readers to the goals and critical terms of the book.

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