Antigonick Cover


By Sophocles; Bianca Stone (Illustrator); Anne Carson (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780811219570, 180pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2012


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.

About the Author
Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford, Hugh Lloyd-Jones was knighted in 1989.

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek forBianca Stone, the author of "Someone Else 's Wedding Vows", a living at New York University. Her awards and honors inclreceived her MFA from NYU in 2009 and is the editor of Monk ude the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Books. 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".

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. A former MacArthur Fellow, awards for her numerous books include the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Red Doc> was recently awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize. Her first full poetry collection, SHORT TALKS, was published by Brick Books in 1992 and is now presented as a new edition in 2015: SHORT TALKS: BRICK BOOKS CLASSICS 1.