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Oedipus in Suspense

by Stalo Monti-Pouagare —
December 2008

About the book — The author examines the achievement of suspense in a group of Oedipus plays ranging from the ancient times through the 20th century.
What happens when modern dramatists choose ancient myth as their subject-matter? How can they achieve suspense when the audience is already familiar with the plot?
Through close textual interpretation of eight plays, Stalo Monti-Pouagare compares the different techniques that each dramatist uses to creat suspense in the audience.

About the author — Stalo Monti-Pouagare was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. She holds a B.A. in Classical Philology and Archaeology from the University of Athens, an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature both from Penn State University, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Wittenberg University. She has held teaching and reserach positions at various universities in the United States.
Ever since her father, Costas Montis, well-known poet and Nobel Prize nominee, died in 2004, she has been in charge of organizing his literary and personal archives, and publishing new editions and translations of his works.

Book detailsSoftcover: 179 pages
Publisher: Feather Star Publishing (December 2008)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780977376995
LCCN: 2008907756
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Price: $20.00 (USD)

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