Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780226965284 Published November 1994 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

Fires

Marguerite Yourcenar

Fires
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Marguerite Yourcenar

Translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz
130 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1981
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780226965284 Published November 1994 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
Fires consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life.

"The unwritten novel among the fantasies and aphorisms of Fires is a classic tale."—Stephen Koch, New York Times Book Review
Contents
Preface
Phaedra, or Despair
Achilles, or the Lie
Patroclus, or Destiny
Antigone, or the Choice
Lena, or the Secret
Mary Magdalene, or Salvation
Phaedo, or the Dance
Clytemnestra, or Crime
Sappho, or Suicide
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