Antigones by GEORGE STEINERAntigones by GEORGE STEINER

Antigones

byGEORGE STEINER

Paperback | February 23, 1986

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This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the orders of Creon, king of Thebes. Creon sentenced Antigone to death, but, before the order couldbe executed, she committed suicide.The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon - between the state and the individual, between young and old, between men and women - has captured the Western imagination for more than 2,000 years. Antigone and Creon are as alive in the politics and poetics of our own day as they were inancient Athens.Here, Steiner examines the treatment of the Antigone theme in Western art, literature and thought, leading us to look again at the unique influence Greek myths exercise on twentieth-century culture.
George Steiner is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva and Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Title:AntigonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.94 inPublished:February 23, 1986Publisher:OUP

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ISBN - 10:0192819348

ISBN - 13:9780192819345

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