Antigonick Background

Antigonick Background

Antigonick is Anne Carson's translation of Sophocles' Antigone. The project, which is a comic-book presentation of the classic Greek work was collaborated on by Robert Currie with drawings by Bianca Stone. Caron's interpretation is quite has a biting irony to it as is seen through the characterization of the chorus, and plays up the background of the characters in order to offer a broader landscape for contemporary readers/viewers to enter the work of Sophocles.

Carson's translation of the Greek play is done in a non-traditional manner as Carson creates new monologues for characters, and uses language that at times feels as though her own personal feelings and thoughts about the play (and the Greeks' use of structure and characters) are what are on display. The book has received mixed reviews by critics and was published in 2012 by New Directions.

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