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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Ismene herself is, in some sense, a soldier for the status quo, preferring to support a corrupt government than defend her own rights. 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. And I also get a very strong feeling about what Anne Carson thinks about men like Kreon and I like having that layer there in the language. This is where Carson’s work is best staged: in the uncanny gateway between the temporal and the timeless; in the nick between the world of powerboats and the sublime, terrifying realm of the dead and the still lively gods. S. Eliot Prize, Plainwater: Essays and Poetry, and Glass, Irony and God, shortlisted for the Forward Prize.

Este libro es una oportunidad para dejar de tomarse en serio (o demasiado en serio) aquellas obras clásicas que han sido tantas veces traducidas, interpretadas, diseccionadas, rearmadas, explicadas, adaptadas y todo lo -adas que quepa. Antigonick is a comic-book presentation of Sophokles’ Antigone in a new translation by Anne Carson, with text blocks hand-inked on the page by Carson and her collaborator Robert Currie. The illustrations are of good quality and excellent reproduction, but they seem to have only a vague, and often not even that, relation to the text. And initially Kreon interacts with her as a family member, not a threat, just a wayward girl acting out of turn.It’s indeed an act of revolt when Antigone secretly buries his brother Polyneikes against King Kreon’s tyranny where a domino effect of mishap and pain follows. But Anne Carson eliminates the intrinsic misogyny of the Ancient Greek culture and now a more feminist theme (we are girls / girls cannot force their way against men // yet I will ) is prominent. There is a bizarre, almost frenetic disarray throughout Antigonick, a chilling sense of how easily democracy can slip to tyranny when citizens are paralyzed into silence and inaction. One of the oddest and most interesting elements of this was the use of the 'Nick' character, who measures things out: this functions as a commentary on the measured amounts of time we have for mortality.

For Carson, her uncompromising solutions are little kidnaps in the dark, a trail of softly glowing lamps that mark the way through the centuries and out of the shadows.Carson also induced me to pick George Steiner's Antigones off my shelf where it had languished for decades and read it straight through. 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").



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