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The 'greatest hits' of French classical theatre, in shiny and acclaimed new Penguin translations by means of John Edmunds and with editorial equipment by way of Joseph Harris.
The performs during this quantity - Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache and Phaedra - span basically thirty-seven years, yet make up the defining interval of French theatre. In Corneille's Cinna (1640), absolute energy is explored in old Rome, whereas Moliere's The Misanthrope (1666), the one comedy during this assortment, sees its anti-hero outcast for his refusal to comply to social conventions. right here are also key performs by means of Racine: Andromache (1667), recounting the tragedy of Hector's widow after the Trojan conflict, and Phaedre (1677), exhibiting a mom crossing the boundaries of affection together with her son.
This translation of Phaedra used to be initially broadcast on Radio 3 with a solid together with Prunella Scales and Timothy West, and was once praised via playwright Harold Pinter. this can be the 1st time it's been released. The version additionally comprises an creation through Joseph Harris, genealogical tables, pronunciation courses, opinions and prefaces, in addition to a chronology and steered additional reading.
After a diversified occupation as an actor, instructor, and BBC television nationwide newsreader, John Edmunds grew to become the founder-director of Aberystwyth University's division of Theatre, movie and tv reviews. Joseph Harris is Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, collage of London and writer of Hidden Agendas: Cross-Dressing in Seventeenth-Century France (2005).
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Peut-on encore aujourd'hui aimer Francesca, être troublé par Ugolino, trembler aux tourments des damnés de l. a. Comédie? L'Enfer de Dante, poétique et médiéval, n'a-t-il pas pâli irréparablement auprès des Enfers tout proches, et actifs, que notre siècle n'a pas encore fini, semble-t-il, de susciter?
En fait, l'imagination créatrice de Dante est si puissante, et si précise, qu'elle semble décrire par avance, parfois, l'inimaginable horreur moderne. Le gigantesque entonnoir de l'Enfer, qui se creuse jusqu'au centre de los angeles terre, est dépeint comme le réceptacle de tout le mal de l'univers, comme une sorte de sac où viennent s'engouffrer tous les noyaux, tous les atomes de mal épars sur l. a. planète. Mais nous lisons aussi autre selected dans L'Enfer, plus que le catalogue effrayant des péchés et des châtiments possibles, plus que l'archétype du roman noir, il correspond pour nous au départ de l'exploration, à l. a. première étape du grand roman initiatique d'une autre civilisation qui est los angeles racine de l. a. nôtre.
Jacqueline Risset est une poète française née en 1936 à Besançon. Elle est également critique littéraire, traductrice et universitaire, en particulier spécialiste de Dante et auteur d'une traduction de référence de l. a. Divine Comédie.
De 1967 à 1982, elle a été membre du comité de rédaction de l. a. revue Tel Quel. Ancienne élève de l'École normale supérieure de jeunes filles, agrégée d'italien, elle est professeur de littérature française à l'université « l. a. Sapienza » à Rome.
Pauline E. Hopkins (1859-1930), intelectual, activista y escritora, ha sido considerada por l. a. crítica como l. a. imperative responsable de crear el ambiente propicio para que en el rancio Boston de principios del siglo XX naciera un primer florecimiento de las letras afroamericanas. ? l. a. escritora negra más productiva de principios del siglo XX?
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