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The Resource House of names, Colm Toibin

House of names, Colm Toibin

Label
House of names
Title
House of names
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Colm Toibin brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, and gives this extraordinary character new life, so that listeners not only believe Clytemnestra's thirst for revenge, but applaud it. He brilliantly inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth's most powerful villains to reveal the love, lust, and pain she feels. Told in fours parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. It is Orestes' story, too: his capture by the forces of his mother's lover Aegisthus, his escape and his exile. And it is the story of the vengeful Electra, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, on the return of her brother, she has the fates of both of them in her hands
  • Presents a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children, describing how she plots to murder her long-absent husband for his betrayals and infidelities
Cataloging source
AZZPT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
Label
House of names, Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501140211
System control number
ocn981630634
Label
House of names, Colm Toibin
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501140211
System control number
ocn981630634

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