Synopses & Reviews
Anne Carson has published translations of the ancient Greek poets Sappho, Simonides, Aiskhylos, Sophokles and Euripides. Antigonick
is the first time she's making translation into a combined visual and textual experience. Sophokles' luminous and disturbing tragedy is here given an entirely fresh language and presentation, making the fundamentally human issues of death and honor, family and morality as relevant as ever.
The text itself is hand-lettered on the page by Anne Carson, and this one-of-a-kind edition features stunning drawings by Bianca Stone printed on translucent vellum pages that overlay the text.
"Anne Carson's is among the most inventive, astringent sensibilities in modern letters." George Steiner, The Times Literary Supplement
"Stone's illustrations and the hand-lettered text make Antigonick a beautiful object." The Wall Street Journal
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.
An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.
About the Author
Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. 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.
Bianca Stone was born and raised in Vermont, and received her M.F.A. from N.Y.U.'s creative writing program in 2009. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Someone Else's Wedding Vows (Argos Books), and the poetry-comic I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You, Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press). Her poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn.