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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Review: AntigonickUser Review - JM Slowik - Goodreads
For some the hand-drawn text may be hard to read. Not for me. For some the free-association artwork might be too jarring, too detached. I loved it. This is an altogether spooky, funny, grisly and ... Read full review
Review: AntigonickUser Review - Paul Blaney - Goodreads
I'm all in favour of experimental, art books--only maybe I'm not. While I found a few striking images in this minimal translation of Sophocles, I was also puzzled. What do the illustrations have to do ... Read full review