Anne Carson is a daring, learned, unsettling writer.
[Antigonick] is both riveting and humorous. Bianca Stone's illustrations are immediate and visceral, and Robert Currie's overall book design has elegance and strength.
—The Globe & Mail [UK]
It is a cry of grief posed in question form, emphatic, handwritten, excessive and abbreviated and, in this sense, a measured scream that gives us some sense of who or what lives on when it is all too late.
—Judith Butler, Public Books
A beautiful, bewildering book, wondrous and a bit scary to behold, that gives a reader much to think about without making it clear how she should feel.
Antigonick is as much a re-telling as it is a testament to the importance of Antigone in Western art, of re-tellings, and of refiguring narrative.
One of the best designed books of the year and a unique reading experience.
Anne Carson's is among the most inventive, astringent sensibilities in modern letters.
—George Steiner, The Times Literary Supplement
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.
Carson's poetry convinces...irrepressibly modern and provoking.
—The Oxonian Review
It captures, too, the rift between our everyday efforts to keep ourselves busy, and infinite tragedy: that raw nick between Tuesday and death.
Anne Carson's blunt Antigonick has arrived at the right cultural moment, if not for poetry than for grief.
—The New Inquiry
Antigonick plays extensively with the conventions of narrative form, translation, and the physical presentation of literature.
Ms. Carson does more than just update the language and quicken the pacing–she rewrites the play, mines its subtleties, its absurdity and its strangely comic timing and manages to produce a unique text out of a story that goes back much further than the fifth century B.C. when Sophokles wrote his version.
—Michael H. Miller, The New York Observer