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Gods Gift: A Version of Amphitryon Heinrich Von Kleist by John Banville

Gods Gift: A Version of Amphitryon

Heinrich Von Kleist by John Banville

Published June 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781852352806
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Gods Gift is John Banvilles second venture towards the stage based on the work of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811). Reviewing the first, The Broken Jug, Gerry Colgan noted in the Irish Times Banvilles impeccable sense of a plays structure andMoreGods Gift is John Banvilles second venture towards the stage based on the work of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811). Reviewing the first, The Broken Jug, Gerry Colgan noted in the Irish Times Banvilles impeccable sense of a plays structure and pace. The setting of Gods Gift, Banvilles version of Kleists Amphitryon, is County Wexford, 1798. In the aftermath of the Battle of Vinegar Hill, General Ashburningham, returning home in triumph, experiences a night that plays tricks on him, his wife and sundry characters. Following impersonations by the gods and the surprising outcome of one of Jupiters promiscuous liaisons, the plays predicament is clear: while mortals long for love to make them divine, its humans mortality which gods envy.--BOOK JACKET.