Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

The Fall of a Ruler

Oedipus Rex - Sophocles, J.E. Thomas

I have a wonderful translation of Oedipus Rex that is readable and understandable.  I loved both the story and the way it was translated into a spell-bounding drama.  Oedipus is the king of Thebes, a great and wise ruler. However, his parentage is unknown.  When Thebes begins to suffer famine, the oracles proclaim there is an unpunished murderer living there and the city must cleanse itself.  Oedipus is determined to find the murderer and punish that person.  It is then that his whole life begins to disintegrate.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages