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New Directions, 2012 - Drama - 180 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

About the author (2012)

Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford, Hugh Lloyd-Jones was knighted in 1989.

Anne Carson was born December 16, 1950. Carson is a poet, an essayist, and a classicist. She is the director of the graduate program in Classics at McGill University, where she also teaches Latin and Greek. Carson is perhaps besst know for Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse, which won the 1998 QSPELL Prize for Poetry. Carson recently won the 2001 Griffin Poetry Prize for Men in the Off Hours. Carson also won the T.S. Eliot poetry prize for The Beauty of the Husband, the first woman to win the award in its nine-year history. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998 and received a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship in 2000. Carson is the author of seven books.

Bianca Stone, the author of Someone Else's Wedding Vows, received her MFA from NYU in 2009 and is the editor of Monk Books.

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