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Argent, Geoffrey Alan

Overview
Works: 16 works in 38 publications in 2 languages and 3,285 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Alan Argent
The complete plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation, in iambic pentameter couplets, of The Fratricides, a play by seventeenth-century French playwright Jean Racine"--Provided by publisher
The complete plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation, in iambic pentameter couplets, of The Fratricides, a play by seventeenth-century French playwright Jean Racine"--Provided by publisher
Complete plays of jean racine : volume 4 by Jean Racine( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Voltaire famously opined, Athaliah, Racine's last play, is "perhaps the greatest masterwork of the human spirit." Its formidable antagonists, Athaliah, queen of Judah, and Jehoiada, high priest of the temple of Jerusalem, are engaged in a deadly struggle for dominion: she, fiercely determined to maintain her throne and exterminate the detested race of David; he, no less fiercely determined to overthrow this heathen queen and enthrone the orphan Joash, the scion of the house of David, whom Athaliah believes she slew as an infant ten years earlier. This boy represents the sole hope for the survival of the royal race from which is to spring the Christ. But in this play, even God is more about hate and retribution than about love and mercy. This is the fourth volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine's plays--only the third time such a project has been undertaken. For this new translation, Geoffrey Alan Argent has rendered these plays in the verse form that Racine might well have used had he been English: namely, the "heroic" couplet. Argent has exploited the couplet's compressed power and flexibility to produce a work of English literature, a verse drama as gripping in English as Racine's is in French. Complementing the translation are the illuminating discussion, intended as much to provoke discussion as to provide it, and the extensive notes and commentary, which offer their own fresh and thought-provoking insights."--Project Muse
Complete plays of jean racine : britannicus by Jean Racine( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine's plays-only the third time such a project has been undertaken. For this new translation, Geoffrey Alan Argent has rendered these plays in the verse form that Racine might well have used had he been English: namely, the "heroic" couplet. Argent has exploited the couplet's compressed power and flexibility to produce a work of English literature, a verse drama as gripping in English as Racine's is in French. Complementing the translation are the illuminating Discussion, intended as much to provoke discussion as to provide it, and the extensive Notes and Commentary, which offer their own fresh and thought-provoking insights. In Iphigenia, his ninth play, Racine returns to Greek myth for the first time since Andromache. To Euripides's version of the tale he adds a love interest between Iphigenia and Achilles. And dissatisfied with the earlier resolutions of the Iphigenia myth (her actual death or her eleventh-hour rescue by a dea ex machina), Racine creates a wholly original character, Eriphyle, who, in addition to providing an intriguing new denouement, serves the dual dramatic purpose of triangulating the love interest and galvanizing the wholesome "family values" of this play by a jolt of supercharged passion
The complete plays of Jean Racine : translated into rhymed couplets by Geoffrey Alan Argent by Jean Racine( Book )

in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation, in iambic pentameter couplets, of The Fratricides, a play by seventeenth-century French playwright Jean Racine"--Provided by publisher
Complete plays of jean racine by Jean Racine( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation, in iambic pentameter couplets, of The Fratricides, a play by seventeenth-century French playwright Jean Racine"--Provided by publisher
The complete plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation, in iambic pentameter couplets, of The Fratricides, a play by seventeenth-century French playwright Jean Racine"--Provided by publisher
The complete plays by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete plays of Jean Racine. Volume 3, Iphigenia by Geoffrey Alan Argent( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete plays by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete plays of Jean Racine by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete plays by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete plays by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete plays by Jean Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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