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Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674902268

Publication Date: 10/01/1991


114 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


A vivid demonstration of how women die in Greek tragedy… Exciting and erudite…the graceful scholarship and sound judgment that Loraux demonstrates should nudge the classical tradition toward more writing in this direction.—John Chioles, The New York Times Book Review

Remarkable not only for the breadth and precision of its scholarship and the refined subtlety of its interpretations but also for the wealth of meaningful connections it suggests… Challenging and brilliant throughout… Its exploration of the social, psychological, and physical implications of the deaths the poets contrived for their female characters adds a new dimension to our understanding of Attic tragedy.—Bernard Knox, The New York Review of Books

Loraux elegantly unfolds from the language of tragedy a discourse about women… This is a very fine book, which opens new dimensions in our understanding of Athenian civic ideology, tragedy’s paradoxical nature as both relaxing and confirming boundaries, and the social dynamics of gender distinctions.—William G. Thalmann, Philosophy and Literature

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