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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

“Alcestis” explores unknown story of character in Greek mythology

Cover of "Alcestis"Katharine Beutner, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and a former graduate intern at the Harry Ransom Center, has just published her first novel, “Alcestis” (SoHo, 2010).

In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly-imagined debut, Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal, bringing to life the…

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Poetry on the Plaza: The Rossetti Circle

The Harry Ransom Center presents the first Poetry on the Plaza event of the spring, “The Rossetti Circle,” at noon, tomorrow, Feb. 4.

Poet, painter and designer Dante Gabriel Rossetti was at the heart of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English poets and artists who sought to reform the arts and looked for inspiration in nature. In 1861, they “discovered” Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the “Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám,” a series of four-line poems by 11th-century Persian poet and astronomer Omar…