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Tithonus: 46 minutes in the life of the dawn Alice Oswald

Tithonus: 46 minutes in the life of the dawn

Alice Oswald

Published October 13th 2014
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Paperback
24 pages
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It is said that dawn fell in love with Tithonus and asked Zeus to make him immortal, but forgot to ask that he should not grow old. Unable to die, he grew older and older until at last dawn locked him in a room where he still sits babbling to himselfMoreIt is said that dawn fell in love with Tithonus and asked Zeus to make him immortal, but forgot to ask that he should not grow old. Unable to die, he grew older and older until at last dawn locked him in a room where he still sits babbling to himself and waiting night after night for her appearance.What you are about to hear is the sound of Tithonus meeting the dawn at midsummer. His voice starts at 4.17, when the sun is six degrees below the horizon, and stops 46 minutes later, at sunrise.