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Throne of Labdacus, the (2000) [Novel]
by Gjertrud Schnackenberg Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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In this book-length poem, Gjertrud Schnackenberg tells the story of Oedipus, and of "what happens outside the play," in the experience of the god who is its presiding oracle: Apollo, the god of poetry, music, and healing. Given the task of setting the Sophocles text to music, the god is reluctantly woven into its world of riddles, unanswered questions, partially disclosed oracles, and hearsay—a world where gods, as much as humans, are subject to the binding claims of fate and necessity.

Concentrating on the nameless slave who saved Oedipus, Schnackenberg draws on ancient fragments and allusions to Oedipus, and on folktales about the origin of the Greek alphabet, to present a vision of Apollo's experience of the premiere of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus in Athens in the 420s B.C.

Original title: The Throne of Labdacus
Original languages: English


Genre: MythologyReinterpretations
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: The Throne of Labdacus

The Throne of Labdacus (2000)
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Language: English

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The Throne of Labdacus (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374276862
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 101

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