"An ambitious work that does not always harmonize, but goes far in paraphrasing the ancient Greek concept of tragœdia for the modern reader who, finally, would agree with the disobedient servant's simple pronouncement: 'I rescued the child.'"
"A true portrait (warts and all) of a great poet."
Timed to coincide with the publication of The Throne of Labdacus (p. 847), Schnackenberg's first collection in eight years puts back in print her first three books of verse: Portraits and Elegies (1982), The Lamplit Answer (1985) and A Gilded Lapse of Time (1992).
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