- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 Fuzzy Connections
- 2 Pope’s Trojan Geography
- 3 Sophoclean Journeys
- 4 Cicero: Gentleman and Orator
- 5 Eating Eumolpus
- 6 After Freud
- 7 The Price of the Modern
- 8 Composite Cultures, Chaos Wor(l)ds
- 9 Time, Free Verse, and the Gods of Modernism
- 10 Lost in Nostalgia
- 11 No Consolation
- 12 The Abject Eidos
- 13 What’s Hecuba to him…that he should weep for her?
- 14 Modernism’s Nostalgics, Nostalgia’s Modernity
- 15 Mediating Trauma
- 16 History as Traumatic Memory
- 17 Reading the Invisible with Cees Nooteboom, Walter Benjamin, and Alberto Giacometti
- (p.73) 3 Sophoclean Journeys
- Tradition, Translation, Trauma
- Oxford University Press
This chapter argues that the lasting ‘translatability’ and pervasiveness in modern culture of Sophocles’ surviving plays owes much to the complex power with which such seemingly simple images are invested. It examines Oedipus at Colonus, where the idea of the journey informs the whole action with particular intensity.
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