Clytemnestra's Last Day: A Novel by S. Montana KatzClytemnestra's Last Day: A Novel by S. Montana Katz

Clytemnestra's Last Day: A Novel

byS. Montana KatzContribution byAnna Faktorovich

Paperback | July 20, 2017

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A psychological-historical novel that re-tells of the story of the House of Atreus from Aeschylus' trilogy The Oresteia. As the story unfolds, contemporary themes are struck about mothers and daughters, femininity and masculinity, intergenerational transmission of trauma, the Oedipus complex, and the Electra complex. These and other themes emerge naturally in the narrative relevant to contemporary feminism, gender studies, psychology, classical studies, and historical reconstruction. The story unfolds from the very different perspectives of Clytemnestra and Electra, mother and daughter. Interspersed chapters are narrated by the Eumenides/Furies who offer different accounts of the story first as told in classic Greece and then an earlier version based on the pre-historical, matrifocal era. Clytemnestra’s Last Day will be of interest to students of gender studies, classics, history, literature, theater and performing arts, psychology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy.

S. Montana Katz, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and author. She has written about and taught courses on Gender Studies, Psychoanalysis and Philosophy at a variety college and university campuses including at Bard College at Simon's Rock, Vassar College, and Columbia University. Her books include Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory: St...
Title:Clytemnestra's Last Day: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:Anaphora Literary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681143291

ISBN - 13:9781681143293

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Table of Contents

Family Trees


Preamble: The Talebearer


I Electra


Intervivos: Reverberations


II Electra and Clytemnestra


Intervivos: Retrieving Clytemnestra


III Clytemnestra


Reposition: Interview with Orestes