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The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone

Author: Seamus Heaney; Sophocles.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2005] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : First Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback editionView 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
Named Person: Antigone, (Mythological character); Antigone, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seamus Heaney; Sophocles.
ISBN: 0374530076 9780374530075
OCLC Number: 860793515
Description: 79 pages ; 21 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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