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The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone

Author: Seamus Heaney; Sophocles.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Sophocles' play stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Tragedies
Named Person: Antigone, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seamus Heaney; Sophocles.
ISBN: 9780374117214 0374117217
OCLC Number: 55085954
Description: 79 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Seamus Heaney.
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Sophocles' play stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch.

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