Author: Anne Carson
Source Text Author: Sophokles
Illustrator: Bianca Stone
Publisher: New Directions (2012)
An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.
Anne Carson has published translations of the ancient Greek poets Sappho, Simonides, Aiskhylos, Sophokles and Euripides. Antigonick is her seminal work. Sophokles’ luminous and disturbing tragedy is here given an entirely fresh language and presentation. This paperback edition includes a new preface by the author, “Dear Antigone.”
"For two decades [Carson's] work has moved–phrase by phrase, line by line, project by improbable project–in directions that a human brain would never naturally move. The approach has won her awards, accolades, and an electric reputation in the literary world."