Antigonick

by Sophocles, Anne Carson and Bianco Stone

Antigonick

Hardcover, 180 pages, New Directions, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor.

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In her new book, the poet and classicist Anne Carson remixes Sophocles' great tragedy, Antigone, with Hegel, Virginia Woolf and strains from her own life. The book is hand lettered, and Bianca Stone's surreal illustrations tell a story of their own: beautiful girls with cinderblock heads, tottering furniture, a shovel, a ladder, red thread pinioning a horse's hooves, red thread twining around spoons, red thread unspooling over the pages like a long trail of blood.

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