The Bakkhai

Category: Book
By (author): Carson, Anne
Subject:  DRAMA / American / General
  DRAMA / Ancient & Classical
  DRAMA / Women Authors
  PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: December 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*Anne Carson writes, "Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysos is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up."
Review Quote*For two decades Carson's work has moved-phrase by phrase, line by line, project by improbable project-in directions that a human brain would never naturally move. The approach has won her accolades and an electric reputation in the literary world. - Sam Anderson (The New York Times Magazine)

Anne Carson is a daring, learned, unsettling writer. - Susan Sontag

The poetry in her translation is light, swift, and beautiful. - The New Yorker

Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today. - Michael Ondaatje
Biographical NoteAnne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living at New York University. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur "Genius" Award. She is the author of Nox; Glass, Irony and God; The Autobiography of Red; The Beauty of the Husband; Decreation; Economy of the Unlost; Eros the Bittersweet; Grief Lessons; If Not, Winter; Men in the Off Hours; and Plainwater.