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Elektra - SOPHOCLES

Faber & Faber, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages deeply tanned by age at the margins otherwise a very well presented copy.

First British Edition. From the cover: “Ezra Pound’s translation of the Elektra of Sophocles was composed in the early months of 1949 when he was confined in St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washingtonm, under indictment for treason. This text, and the subsequent version he made of Sophocles’ Trachiniae, and his translations from the Chinese, signalled his return to sustained composition and eventually to the resumption of his life’s work, the Cantos. The publication of Elektra in this scholarly edition, with a critical apparatus of variants and notes, is thus an important event in Pound studies. It also provides us with a highly idiomatic and actable version of a classic of Greek tragedy for the contemporary stage.”


Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 103 pages.
£20.00