- Hardcover: 180 pages
- Publisher: New Directions; 1 edition (May 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811219577
- ISBN-13: 978-0811219570
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Carson is nothing less than brilliant--unfalteringly sharp indiction, audacious, and judicious in taking liberties.
She is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote. --Susan Sontag"
Carson is nothing less than brilliant unfalteringly sharp indiction, audacious, and judicious in taking liberties. "
Reading Anne Carson is to experience aeuphonious, mystical sort of perplexity. --Richard Bernstein"
The reader, the listener is provoked and challenged to the utmost. "
It is a cry of grief posed in question form, emphatic, handwritten, excessive and abbreviated and, in this sense, a measured scream that gives us some sense of who or what lives on when it is all too late. --Judith Butler"
Ms. Carson does more than just update the language and quicken the pacing she rewrites the play, mines its subtleties, its absurdity and its strangely comic timing and manages to produce a unique text out of a story that goes back much further than the fifth century when Sophocles wrote his version. "
Carson's poetry convinces. Carson's work is irrepressibly modern and provoking. "
A beautiful, bewildering book, wondrous and a bit scary to behold, that gives a reader much to think about without making it clear how she should feel. "
[Antigonick] is both riveting and humorous. Bianca Stone's illustrations are immediate and visceral, and Robert Currie's overall book design has elegance and strength. "
About the Author
Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living at New York University. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur “Genius” Award. She is the author of Nox; Glass, Irony and God; The Autobiography of Red; The Beauty of the Husband; Decreation; Economy of the Unlost; Eros the Bittersweet; Grief Lessons; If Not, Winter; Men in the Off Hours; and Plainwater.