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Translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz
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

130 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1981


Gay and Lesbian Studies

Table of Contents

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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