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Author Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013.

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  822.914 HEA    AVAILABLE
Edition First American edition.
Description 79 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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 alkaline paper
Standard No. 9780374117214

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