For two decades her work has moved–phrase by phrase, line by line, project by improbable project–in directions that a human brain would never naturally move. The approach has won her awards, accolades, and an electric reputation in the literary world.

—Sam Anderson, The New York Times Magazine

Here in paperback is Anne Carson’s stunning translation of Sophokles’s luminous and disturbing tragedy, given entirely fresh language and new life

Antigonick

Poetry by Anne Carson

Translated by Anne Carson

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Paperback (published May 29, 2015)

ISBN
9780811222938
Price US
15.95
Price CN
17.95
Page Count
160

Clothbound (published May 29, 2015)

ISBN
9780811219570
Price US
24.95
Page Count
178

Ebook (published May 29, 2015)

ISBN
9780811222921
Page Count
178

Anne Carson

Canadian poet, essayist and translator of Greek mythology

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For two decades her work has moved–phrase by phrase, line by line, project by improbable project–in directions that a human brain would never naturally move. The approach has won her awards, accolades, and an electric reputation in the literary world.

—Sam Anderson, The New York Times Magazine

Anne Carson is a daring, learned, unsettling writer.

—Susan Sontag

[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.

Slate

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.

Critical Mob

One of the best designed books of the year and a unique reading experience.

Suicide Girls

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.

New Statesman

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.

The Guardian

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.

The Rumpus

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