Oedipus; myth and dramatic form
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Oedipus; myth and dramatic form by James L. Sanderson

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drama -- Collections.,
  • Oedipus (Greek mythology)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Statementedited by James L. Sanderson [and] Everett Zimmerman.
ContributionsZimmerman, Everett, joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6120.O3 S2
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 341 p.
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5596503M
LC Control Number68002194

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  Looking beyond the story related in Sophocles’ drama—the ancient Theban myth of the son who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother—Oedipus: A Folklore Casebook examines variations of the tale from Africa and South America to Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Taking sociological, psychological, anthropological, and structuralist Format: Paperback. In addition to the well-known interpretations of the Oedipus myth by Sigmund Freud and James Frazer, this casebook includes insightful selections by an international group of scholars. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. In 3 libraries. x, p. ; 21 cm. Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure) Oedipus (Greek mythology) Drama -- Collections. Oedipus; myth and dramatic form / edited by James L. Sanderson [and] Everett Zimmerman. A central theme in Oedipus the King is the human capacity for insight. It is discernible by the fact that all the essential narrative turns are known in advance. Hence, the entire sequence of events plays out not as a series of actions, but in the form of questions and answers, exploration and discovery.

Oedipus the King unfolds as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit. Throughout this mythic story of patricide and incest, Sophocles emphasizes the irony of a man determined to track down, expose, and punish an assassin, who turns out to be himself. Oedipus marries Jocasta, and they have four children. Thus, despite all his efforts to prevent it, Oedipus fulfills the dreadful prophecy. Dramatic Irony. Since everyone knew the myth, Sophocles' play contained no plot surprises for his audience. Oedipus, in Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus’s wife and mother hanged herself when the truth of their relationship became known, though Oedipus apparently continued to rule at Thebes until his death.   In addition to the well-known interpretations of the Oedipus myth by Sigmund Freud and James Frazer, this casebook includes insightful selections by an international group of scholars.

A book of the sonnet; poems and criticism, Oedipus: myth and drama, The American - personalised recommendations and similar authors. Martin Kallich - the best books. 6 books about Oedipus. the tale continues to pack a critical family drama into a timeless form.” In addition to the well-known interpretations of the Oedipus myth by Sigmund Freud and James Frazer, this casebook includes insightful selections by an international group of scholars. Essays on a Serbian Oedipus legend by Friedrich. The version of the saga of Oedipus generally known is that of Sophocles’ tragedies, Oedipus the King ( B.C.) and Oedipus at Colonus ( B.C.). There were other versions of the myth, including an early epic (now lost) called Oedipodea. The version of the saga of Oedipus given here follows Sophocles’ tragedies Oedipus the King ( B.C.) and Oedipus at Colonus ( B.C.). There were other versions of the myth, including an early epic (now lost) called Oedipodea.