Antigonick

Antigonick

by Anne Carson, Sophocles, Bianca Stone
     
 

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An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.See more details below

Overview

An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.

Editorial Reviews

The Globe and Mail
“[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.”
The Independent
“The experiment's a fascinating one, and this interesting, risk-taking book is unignorable.”
The New York Times - Richard Bernstein
“Reading Anne Carson is to experience aeuphonious, mystical sort of perplexity.”
Public Books - Judith Butler
“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.”
The New York Times
Reading Anne Carson is to experience aeuphonious, mystical sort of perplexity.— Richard Bernstein
Public Books
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
The Oxonian Review
“Carson's poetry convinces. Carson's work is irrepressibly modern and provoking.”
livemint.com & The Wall Street Journal
“Stone's illustrations and the hand-lettered text make Antigonick a beautiful object.”
KGB Bar Lit Magazine
“In Carson's hands, this small, familiar Greek volume takes on a thunderously fresh rhythm, a satisfying blend of poetry and prose.”
National Post
“Her poetry at it's best, like Antigone's character, is a thrilling combination of hot-blooded instinct and dispassionate resolve.”
Thestar.com
“Carson's Antigonick is wildly unorthodox. But it's also captivating, in a brash, pop culture-inflected way.”
New Statesman
“This is where Carson's best work is staged: in the uncanny gateway between the temporal and the timeless; in the nick between the world of powerboats and the sublime, terrifying realm of the dead and the still lively gods.”
Richard Bernstein - The New York Times
“Reading Anne Carson is to experience aeuphonious, mystical sort of perplexity.”
The New Yorker
“Her poetry is light, swift, and beautiful.”
The Times Literary Supplement
“The reader, the listener is provoked and challenged to the utmost.”
The Guardian
“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.”
Guernica
“Carson and Stone have crafted something of an entirely new spirit.”
Full Stop
“Her poetry is expressionistic (you see this in Antigonick), shot through with a spiritual turbulence and an almost violent sensitivity to experience, and the barbed edges of her lines can send shocks through you.”
The Rumpus
Antigonick plays extensively with the conventions of narrative form, translation, and the physical presentation of literature.”
The New Inquiry
Antigonick has arrived at the right cultural moment.”
Suicide Girls
“One of the best designed books of the year and a unique reading experience.”
Critical Mob
Antigonick is as much a re-telling as it is a testament to the importance of Antigone in Western art, of re-tellings, and of refiguring narrative.”
Susan Sontag
“She is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote.”
Judith Butler - Public Books
“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.”
Slate

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811219570
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
267,154
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Susan Sontag
She is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote.

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