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By Ray Bradbury, Sean Manning

Fans of the published ebook, come up! Thirty of today’s most sensible writers are right here to inform you you’re no longer alone.

In guaranteed to final, an awesome array of authors involves the passionate safety of the published ebook with lively, never-before-published essays celebrating the hardcover or paperback they carry so much dear—not inevitably due to its contents, yet due to its importance as a exclusive, irreplaceable item. even if targeting the situations in the back of how a specific booklet used to be got, or the way it has develop into without end “bound up” with a particular individual, time, or position, every bit accrued right here confirms—poignantly, delightfully, irrefutably—that each e-book tells a narrative a ways past the single discovered inside of its pages.

In addition to a foreword by means of Ray Bradbury, sure to final good points unique contributions by:
Chris Abani, Rabih Alameddine, Anthony Doerr, Louis Ferrante, Nick Flynn, Karen pleasure Fowler, Julia Glass, Karen eco-friendly, David Hajdu, Terrence Holt, Jim Knipfel, Shahriar Mandanipour, Sarah Manguso, Sean Manning, Joyce Maynard, Philipp Meyer, Jonathan Miles, Sigrid Nunez, Ed Park, Victoria Patterson, Francine Prose, Michael Ruhlman, Elissa Schappell, Christine Schutt, Jim Shepard, Susan instantly, J. Courtney Sullivan, Anthony Swofford, Danielle Trussoni, and Xu Xiaobin

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The extraordinary effect which Alcibiades’ rejection of the aulos has on the other boys and on public opinion generally prefigures his later popularity and influence, and demonstrates the effectiveness of his speech and his charisma” (Duff, “Plutarch on the Childhood of Alkibiades”, 104). 59. Alcibiades’ son was to adopt both his father’s gait and mode of speech: κλασαυχενεύεται τε καὶ τραυλίζεται (“he bends his neck in an affected way and pronounces rho as lambda”: Archipp. ap. Plut. Alc. 8).

63 But if Sophocles did somehow have Alcibiades in mind in composing Antigone, he was not in the business of putting his youthful escapades in an especially favourable light. “As a boy” would make Alcibiades very young here: probably younger than fourteen, and if so, the event will have been prior to a performance of Antigone in 438 bce. The notion of “proclamation” is repeated in Plutarch’s account of Alcibiades’ shameful escapade; the same image is repeated in Antigone’s description of how Creon has made a proclamation (κηρύξαντ’; 32, cf.

E. Medda, M. S. Mirto & M. P. Pattoni (eds), 83– 102 (Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2006), 90. 20 antigone, pericles and alcibiades Next there is what is “perhaps the coarsest line in Greek tragedy”32 at 569: when Creon tells Ismene who is pleading for Antigone’s life “Others have furrows that can be ploughed”. If Creon does somehow “come forward” as Pericles, this is highly appropriate, for it aptly, if somewhat invidiously, resonates with the character of one who “was much given to aphrodisia” (Clearch.

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