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    DescriptionJean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature. In this work, published here as a single volume, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly non-classical reading of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our own outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and psychological categories. Originally published in French in two volumes, this new single-volume edition includes revised essays from volume one and is the first English translation of both volumes.Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of Studies and Professor of Sociology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Study of Ancient Religions at the College de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and writer living in England. Distributed for Zone Books.

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    Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Pierre Vernant, By (author) Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Translated by Janet Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 538
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9780942299199
    ISBN 10: 0942299191

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
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    LC classification: PA3131 .V413 1990, PA3131.V41
    Edition statement
    New ed of 2 Revised ed
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    Publication date
    17 October 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The late Jean-Pierre Vernant was Professor of Comparative Study of Religions at the College de France in Paris.
    Review quote
    "Myth and Tragedy is a book to be unreservedly welcome for its progressive unfolding of ideas which have proved consistently fertile in new perceptions and for thinking that is in the best sense individual as well as collective." Times Literary Supplement "What is Dionysiac about Greek tragedy, Vernant suggests, and specific to the genre, is the 'otherness' of the hero, his belonging to an absent world that no longer exists, and the blurring and shifting of the boundaries between illusion and reality that result for the audience... Myth and Tragedy is a book to be unreservedly welcome for its progressive unfolding of ideas which have proved consistently fertile in new perceptions." Times Literary Supplement