Sophocles

Standard Name: Sophocles

Connections

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death Seamus Heaney
When asked, in a seventieth birthday interview on Raidió Teilifís Éireann , what he might like as an epitaph, he quoted the words which Sophocles gives the Messenger reporting on the hero's death in Oedipus...
Education Virginia Woolf
Virginia read Aeschylus , Homer , Sophocles , and Plato , among others, with Clara Pater. In 1902, however, the Cambridge-educated Janet Case , who was a feminist as well as a classicist, took over...
Education Anne Lister
As an adult she was frequently engaged in serious, self-improving study. Her reading included ancient classics (Demosthenes , Sophocles , Juvenal ) and modern writings on conduct (Henrietta Maria Bowdler 's Essay on...
Intertextuality and Influence Ruth Padel
Padel's essay centres on Steiner's The Death of Tragedy and his monograph on the Antigone of Sophocles , but it ranges widely. She seeks to grasp here Steiner's opinions and the way they changed over...
Intertextuality and Influence Germaine Greer
The chapters are headed with quotations ranging eclectically through the international canon and counter-canon from Sophocles and The Ramayana of Valmiki (an ancient Indian epic) to Spike Milligan , via Charles Baudelaire , T. S. Eliot
Intertextuality and Influence Isabella Neil Harwood
INH based her Orestes on the ancient Greek legend already dramatised by Sophocles and Euripides . Her play begins when Orestes is very young. He vows to have vengeance on both his mother, Clytemnestra, and...
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
Like most of AS 's work, this novel is playfully self-reflexive in its adherence to typical story structure. In a formulaic breakdown of essential narrative parts, The Accidental has a prescribed Beginning, Middle...
Intertextuality and Influence Ali Smith
In an compelling refusal to expurgate the Antigone story for young readers, Smith fully embraces its motifs of death and decay through the voice of the onlooking crow, whose hunger for the remnants of the...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Kane
The language, entirely spare and unadorned, links the play on the one hand to contemporary television reports and on the other to the ancient mode of tragedy. Ian with his eyes put out unaffectedly recalls...
Intertextuality and Influence Philip Larkin
Phippy, the skinny, inadequate, lower-class Hugh Minden Philipson, makes a progress from school . . . . . . to school
Larkin, Philip, and Rodney Fitzgerald. Incidents from Phippy’s Schooldays. Allen, Brenda and James AchesonEditors , Juvenilia Press, 2002.
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(first as pupil, then as teacher). A scholarship takes him to an evidently...
Intertextuality and Influence Angela Carter
According to Linden Peach , intertextuality is a prominent feature of this novel, which is a rewriting of the Oedipus story most famously handled by Sophocles . Like Oedipus, Desiderio is instructed by his father...
Intertextuality and Influence Ivy Compton-Burnett
In the opening scene of Darkness and Day, two old friends discuss the approaching death of one of them. The plot is a version of the Oedipus story: Bridget Lovat kills her mother and...
Literary responses Caroline Clive
Despite the universal opinion that the sequel was decidedly weaker than the original, it nevertheless did well enough to go into several editions. The Saturday Review noted that it was a book which, even if...
Occupation Anne Carson
In 2012 AC took the chorus part in a staged reading of her own Antigonick (adapted from Sophocles ), 2012. A few years later she took the title role with great fierceness in Tacita Dean...
Performance of text Seamus Heaney
SH 's version of the Antigone of Sophocles opened at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Its title, The Burial at Thebes, echoes in structure his earlier translation The Cure at Troy.
Billington, Michael. “The Burial at Thebes”. Guardian Online.

Timeline

March 1824-May 1829
Walter Savage Landor published Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen.