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By Ismail Kadare

At the autobahn in Vienna a taxi leaves the line and moves the crash barrier, flinging its female and male passengers out of its again doorways because it spins throughout the air. the motive force can't clarify why he misplaced keep watch over, he basically says that the mysterious couple within the again seat looked to be approximately to kiss.

Set opposed to the tumultuous backdrop and aftermath of the battle within the Balkans, The coincidence in detail files an affair among humans stuck in every one other's webs. The research into their deaths uncovers a together harmful obsession that mirrors the conflicts of the region.

The coincidence is a destabilising mix of shiny hallucination and chilly truth, by way of the inaugural winner of the fellow Booker foreign Prize.

'The coincidence can't be set aside, yet richly teases the reader to aim to appreciate extra of the that means of what, precisely, the cab driving force glimpsed in his rear-view mirror.' self reliant

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34), the banks of N essus' river are "full of roses," rhodoeis. Sophocles' "deep-flowing" is perhaps an intentional criticism of the choral poet's gentler conception of the setting. 32 The center of the play is occupied by three long, narrative speeches: Deianeira's presentation of her plight to the chorus, followed by her description of Nessus' attempted rape (531-554 and 555-581); her dismay at the disintegration of the tuft of wool and recognition of what she has done (672-722); and Hyllus' account of Heracles' agonies at Cenaeum (749-806).

Drama and Perspective in Ajax Although Ajax's claim to heroic nobility in the play is finally vindicated (cf. 1415 and 423-424), he does not have the "noble death" prized by the epic warrior. 13 The physical ugliness of his bloody corpse is not only a visual representation of Ajax's problematic relation to the heroic code; it is also a representation of the gap between the tragic spectacle and the radiant epic visualization of the noble warrior. The epic warrior is "a marvel to behold," thauma idesthai.

But it also harks back to the elemental violence of the Centaur, destructive blood and fire, the Hydra, dark- Heroic Values in the Trachinian Women 33 ness. \Vhen Deianeira exposes to the sun the wool with which she anoints the robe, the "seething" of the "clotted foam" (702) recalls the Centaur and his "clotted blood" (572) in the scene by the Euenus. The "seething" suggests the inward, emotional turbulence of passion, but it also expresses the unruly energies of the primitive world to which the Centaur belongs.

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