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Fires (1957) [Collection]
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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.


  • 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

Original title: Feux
Original languages: French


Genre: MythologyReinterpretations
PoetryProse Poems

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Edition #1: Fires

Fires (1981)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Dori Katz
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Manifested in:

Fires (1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226965287
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 129

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