kfw, on Jun 2 2009, 09:52 AM, said:
I just finished T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party,
Glad you mentioned that, I have got to put that down on my list immediately, since I've never given Eliot the time he deserves.
This is just as applicable for dirac's 'Reading Out of Duty' thread, and I'm very superstitious of writing what I AM reading so, like you, I prefer 'I just finished
, in case I don't...So, I finally read both Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonnus, and may re-read Antigone, the only one I had read. I had not known the order in which they were written, and that Sophocles wrote 'Oedipus at Colonnus' when he was in his 90s (wow! creative senior citizens of Ancient Greece! pretty fantastic, eh?) I owe this to watching the movie of 'Night Journey' over and over, and was fascinated that Graham has Jocasta being directly informed by Tiresius, whereas it is Oedipus who hears it before she does in the original, and when she finds out, tries for awhile to resist the reality, which resistance you do see in the dance. That's why it might not be quite 'reading out of duty', because without the Graham piece, I might never have completed the Theban Trilogy.