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antigone

Old story proves very current

by antigone on Jul 17, 2008

In a 1969 retelling of a Greek tragedy, The Agamemnon (by Aeschylus, 458 BCE), Burroway casts Agamemnon, King of Argos, as a handsome, charismatic Republican senator from Arizona who is ostensibly campaigning for senate re-election, but really is already jockeying for the presidency. The original play involves the official prophet reading bird omens and directing Agamemnon to sacrifice his daughter, so that the ships headed to conquer Troy can sail. In The Buzzards, the prophet is the senator's campaign manager, and they agree to let his pretty, vivacious teenaged daughter hit the campaign trail despite threats on her life for dating a young Mexican boy (this is set in 1969, remember). The chapters in The Buzzards are narrated in the differing voices of Agamemnon's wife, his children, and his campaign manager (whose hobby is ornithology). While richest for readers who know the background play, this is a very interesting read in the political climate of 2008.

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