012 Telegonos : A Tragedy in Verse
by Jonathan Golding
When Telegonos, the son of Odysseus and the goddess Circe, sets out to seek his father’s land, disaster strikes and the wanderers are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. As dreams and omens gather around him, Telegonos must make the most harrowing decision of his young life. Told in poetic form, Telegonos offers a vision of the world of classical myth with allegorical overtones.
A masterful and provocative debut…
“In Jonathan Golding’s Telegonos, formidable poetic artistry and a familiar yet expanded Homeric cast are on impressive display. Grounded in literary and classical tradition while evincing powerful individual talent, this five-act play deploys defining conventions of Attic and Shakespearean dramatic mythos.”
Gaelan Gilbert (PhD), Adjunct Professor of Literature & History at Hellenic College, and Visiting Professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of Saint Katherine
“For those who appreciate the grandeur of the language and form of Greek tragedy, Telegonos is a feast. With the terrible inevitability and cruel irony that comes from the heart of ancient texts, the story of Telegonos is told with luxurious language, compelling characterizations, and twists of fate that build suspense and tease the reader onward. Jonathan Golding has reached into ancient myth to gather his materials, and has created an impressive and original work.”
Sean Dillon, Professor and Chair for Department of Theatre Arts at University of La Verne
With illustrations by Megan Gilbert
Available August 9, 2021
6×9 Softcover, 128 Pages
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