Paradise

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A stunning play from the Mercury Prize-winning poet Kae Tempest.

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‘Tempest has a gift for shattering and transcending convention.’ New York Times

Philoctetes lives in a cave on a desolate island: the wartime hero is now a wounded outcast. Stranded for ten years, he sees a chance of escape when a young soldier appears with tales of Philoctetes’ past glories. But with hope comes suspicion – and, as an old enemy emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.

Kae Tempest is now widely acknowledged as a revolutionary force in contemporary British poetry, music and drama; they continue to expand the range of their work with a new version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes in a bold new translation. Like Brand New Ancients before it, Paradise shows Tempest’s gift for lending the old tales an immediate contemporary relevance – and will find this timeless story a wide new audience.

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Weight0.234 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.2 × 1.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

80

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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