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Author Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013

Title The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone / Seamus Heaney.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    822 Heaney,S HEA    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 79 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary 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.
Subject Antigone (Mythological character) -- Drama.
Thebes (Greece) -- Drama
Genre/Form Tragedies
Added Author Sophocles. Antigone
ISBN 0374117217 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780374117214

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