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An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.
With text blocks hand-inked on the page by Anne Carson and her collaborator Robert Currie, Antigonick features translucent vellum pages with stunning drawings by Bianca Stone that overlay the text.
Anne Carson has published translations of the ancient Greek poets Sappho, Simonides, Aiskhylos, Sophokles and Euripides. Antigonick is her first attempt at making translation into a combined visual and textual experience. Sophokles’ luminous and disturbing tragedy is here given an entirely fresh language and presentation. Thoroughly delightful.
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Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living at New York University. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur “Genius” Award. She is the author of Nox; Glass, Irony and God; The Autobiography of Red; The Beauty of the Husband; Decreation; Economy of the Unlost; Eros the Bittersweet; Grief Lessons; If Not, Winter; Men in the Off Hours; and Plainwater.Review:
Carson is nothing less than brilliant--unfalteringly sharp indiction, audacious, and judicious in taking liberties.
She is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote. --Susan Sontag"
Carson is nothing less than brilliant unfalteringly sharp indiction, audacious, and judicious in taking liberties. "
Reading Anne Carson is to experience aeuphonious, mystical sort of perplexity. --Richard Bernstein"
The reader, the listener is provoked and challenged to the utmost. "
It is a cry of grief posed in question form, emphatic, handwritten, excessive and abbreviated and, in this sense, a measured scream that gives us some sense of who or what lives on when it is all too late. --Judith Butler"
Ms. Carson does more than just update the language and quicken the pacing she rewrites the play, mines its subtleties, its absurdity and its strangely comic timing and manages to produce a unique text out of a story that goes back much further than the fifth century when Sophocles wrote his version. "
Carson's poetry convinces. Carson's work is irrepressibly modern and provoking. "
A beautiful, bewildering book, wondrous and a bit scary to behold, that gives a reader much to think about without making it clear how she should feel. "
[Antigonick] is both riveting and humorous. Bianca Stone's illustrations are immediate and visceral, and Robert Currie's overall book design has elegance and strength. "
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Book Description New Directions, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110811219577
Book Description New Directions (New York), 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW. A pristine unread copy. Very fine in all respects. Smoke-free shop. Shipped in sturdy box. Purchased new and never opened. Issued without dust jacket, with illustrated boards. You cannot find a better copy. Seller Inventory # 05-2012-169
Book Description New Directions, 2012. Condition: New. Bianca Stone (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0811219577
Book Description New Directions (New York), 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition. First printing. Hardbound. Issued without dust jacket. New, perfect condition, unread. Signed by Anne Carson on title page and dated by her in the month of publication, February 2012, along with customary salutation, RESPECTFULLY. (Not inscribed to anyone.) Purchased new and never touched since then. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 2886