Additional Resources for Electra by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

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Bangerter, Lowell, A., Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Frederick Ungar, 1977.

This concise book is probably the best introduction in English to the entire range of Hofmannsthal's work in all genres.

Bennet, Benjamin, Hugo von Hofmannsthal: The Theatres of Consciousness, Cambridge University Press, 1988.

In this advanced study, Bennet focuses on von Hofmannsthal's poetic, philosophical and ethical concerns. It includes discussion of the role of literature in society and von Hofmannsthal's search for a response to the problem of the historical development of culture.

Bremer, Jan Maarten, "A Daughter Fatally Blocked: Von Hofmannsthal's Elektra," in Fathers and Mothers in Literature, edited by Henk Hillenaar and Walter Schonau, Rodopi, 1994, pp. 113-21.

This brief article offers a comparison between the Electra of Sophocles and that of von Hofmannsthal. Bremer argues that von Hofmannsthal was more skilled in portraying the pathology of the human mind.

Michael, Nancy C., Elektra and Her Sisters: Three Female Characters...

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