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The power of the Oedipus legend is apparent not only in its interpretations but even more so in its variations. As Edmunds writes, "Translations, adaptations, and performances still come forth in a never-ending stream. Again and again, playwrights have tried their hand at new shapings of the Sophoclean Oedipuses and often a country's Oedipus forms a whole chapter in the history of its literature." Drawing on more than seventy works that dispersed the Oedipus legend from Greece to Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Edmunds provides a foundation for discussion of the lasting appeal of this legend, for claims of its universality, and for its uses as a vehicle for personal and cultural expression.

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  1. List of Analogues
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Ancient Sources for the Oedipus Legend
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  1. Part 1. Texts of The Analogues
  1. Medieval Europe and the Near East
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  1. Modern Europe (Except Slavic)
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  1. Near East, Asia, Africa, Western Hemisphere
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index of Sources
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  1. Index of Names and Subjects
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ISBN
9781421437200
Related ISBN
9781421437194
MARC Record
OCLC
1131887024
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
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CC-BY-NC-ND
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