Antigones

Antigones

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by George Steiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300069154

ISBN-13: 9780300069150

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

According to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to death by Creon, she forestalled him by committing suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon-between the state and the individual, between man and woman, between young and old-has captured the…  See more details below

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According to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to death by Creon, she forestalled him by committing suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon-between the state and the individual, between man and woman, between young and old-has captured the Western imagination for more than 2000 years. George Steiner here examines the far-reaching legacy of this great classical myth. He considers its treatment in Western art, literature, and thought-in drama, poetry, prose, philosophic discourse, political tracts, opera, ballet, film, and even the plastic arts. A study in poetics and in the philosophy of reading, Antigones leads us to look again at the influence the Greek myths exercise on twentieth-century culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300069150
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
538,526
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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