Antigonick - Winner of the Criticos Prize

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Antigonick - Winner of the Criticos Prize

Antigonick - Winner of the Criticos Prize

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S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; Economy of the Unlost; Autobiography of Red, shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the T. Within the dialogue there are many references to nick, as in the nick of time, and you can imagine how a director could have a great deal of fun with this mute character, always onstage and always measuring. In Carson's hands, this small, familiar Greek volume takes on a thunderously fresh rhythm, a satisfying blend of poetry and prose.

The strangest thing about these lines is their power; even as Carson's translation teeters toward incomprehensibility, it conveys the compression of the ancient Greek, the fraught meaning of deinon (both "terrible" and "wondrous"). So it isn't an account of Stone's choices, Carson's collaboration, or the particular images and specific words in the text. Most curious of all the cast is Nick, a silent part that spends the entire play on stage measuring things. Her books include Antigonick, Nox, Decreation, The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos, winner of the T.In the opening scene of the play, Antigone tells her sister Ismene she intends to bury their brother. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. has an ineluctably comic effect for those who remember Housman's parody of Aeschylus ("O suitably-attired-in-leather-boots head of a traveler .

He makes certain changes, some lines and scenes are dropped, the play is prefaced with an inserted great dialogue between two unnamed sisters in Berlin in the final days of WW2, but nonetheless Sophocles' text is very much recognizable, showing what a great adaptation is about, something in which Carson fails. She has published eighteen books as of 2013, all of which blend the forms of poetry, essay, prose, criticism, translation, dramatic dialogue, fiction, and non-fiction. The language of the translation is vivid, even racy, and will certainly engage a modern audience, though there are some mis-steps, or things which may or may not be mis-steps: for instance, Antigone's address to Ismene as "O one and only head of my sister . Carson also induced me to pick George Steiner's Antigones off my shelf where it had languished for decades and read it straight through.Resolute, with no equivocation, she hurls toward martyrdom, which makes her, curiously, less martyr and more fury. She is author of The Autobiography of Red, The Beauty of the Husband, Decreation, Economy of the Unlost, Eros the Bittersweet, Glass, Irony and God, Grief Lessons, If Not, Winter, Men in the Off Hours, Norma Jean Baker of Troy, Nox, Plainwater and Red Doc> . It would probably be less right to say that this image interrupts the text as the unconscious does, or that it is the unconscious in some symbolic sense. Surely this is not something Sophocles’ Antigone would or could say, but this single word establishes a lot about her character and attitude in a modern context. But she knows that "spectral domesticity" isn't a satisfying reading, and in any case it wouldn't be supported by the other pictures.

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