By (author) Anne Carson

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  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 15mm | 667g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2015
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0811222926
  • ISBN 13: 9780811222921
  • Sales rank: 1,342,113

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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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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. "