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The Resource The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 4, Athaliah, Jean Racine ; translated into English rhymed couplets with critical notes and commentary by Geoffrey Alan Argent

The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 4, Athaliah, Jean Racine ; translated into English rhymed couplets with critical notes and commentary by Geoffrey Alan Argent

Label
The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 4, Athaliah
Title
The complete plays of Jean Racine
Title number
Volume 4
Title part
Athaliah
Statement of responsibility
Jean Racine ; translated into English rhymed couplets with critical notes and commentary by Geoffrey Alan Argent
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Contributor
Translator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Voltaire famously opined, Athaliah, Racine's last play, is "perhaps the greatest masterwork of the human spirit." Its formidable antagonists, Athaliah, queen of Judah, and Jehoiada, high priest of the temple of Jerusalem, are engaged in a deadly struggle for dominion: she, fiercely determined to maintain her throne and exterminate the detested race of David; he, no less fiercely determined to overthrow this heathen queen and enthrone the orphan Joash, the scion of the house of David, whom Athaliah believes she slew as an infant ten years earlier. This boy represents the sole hope for the survival of the royal race from which is to spring the Christ. But in this play, even God is more about hate and retribution than about love and mercy. This is the fourth volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine's plays--only the third time such a project has been undertaken. For this new translation, Geoffrey Alan Argent has rendered these plays in the verse form that Racine might well have used had he been English: namely, the "heroic" couplet. Argent has exploited the couplet's compressed power and flexibility to produce a work of English literature, a verse drama as gripping in English as Racine's is in French. Complementing the translation are the illuminating discussion, intended as much to provoke discussion as to provide it, and the extensive notes and commentary, which offer their own fresh and thought-provoking insights."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1639-1699
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Racine, Jean
Dewey number
842.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1888.E5
LC item number
A74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Argent, Geoffrey Alan
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  • Racine, Jean
  • Racine, Jean
  • Racine, Jean
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
Label
The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 4, Athaliah, Jean Racine ; translated into English rhymed couplets with critical notes and commentary by Geoffrey Alan Argent
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
817962746
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271055527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt4g9vj
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remote
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(OCoLC)817962746
Label
The complete plays of Jean Racine, Volume 4, Athaliah, Jean Racine ; translated into English rhymed couplets with critical notes and commentary by Geoffrey Alan Argent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
817962746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271055527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4g9vj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817962746

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