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The Resource Reclaiming Klytemnestra : revenge or reconciliation, Kathleen L. Komar

Reclaiming Klytemnestra : revenge or reconciliation, Kathleen L. Komar

Label
Reclaiming Klytemnestra : revenge or reconciliation
Title
Reclaiming Klytemnestra
Title remainder
revenge or reconciliation
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen L. Komar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reclaiming Klytemnestra explores the surprisingly numerous revisions by late twentieth-century women writers of the famous axe-wielding Greek queen who killed her husband in his bath when he returned from the Trojan War." "By slaying her husband, Klytemnestra exposed the competing ethics of motherhood and matrimony at the beginnings of the Western tradition. In this interdisciplinary study, Kathleen L. Komar first examines the classical archetype of Klytemnestra established by writers such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Turning to the twentieth century, she investigates the work of women who, since the 1960s, have reconceptualized Klytemnestra's actions and motivations in the contemporary contexts of dance, fiction, drama, poetry, and the Internet. These revisions include a Martha Graham ballet; a performance piece by multiple authors; a play by Dacia Maraini; novels by Christa Reinig, Nancy Bogen, Marie Cardinal, and Christa Wolf; a short story by Christine Bruckner; a poem by Laura Kennelly; a mixed-genre piece by Severine Auffret; and two Internet presentations."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Komar, Kathleen L
Dewey number
809/.93351
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN57.C57
LC item number
K66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clytemnestra
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women murderers in literature
  • Adultery in literature
  • Revenge in literature
Label
Reclaiming Klytemnestra : revenge or reconciliation, Kathleen L. Komar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50243454
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780252028113
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002011211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Reclaiming Klytemnestra : revenge or reconciliation, Kathleen L. Komar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50243454
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780252028113
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002011211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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