Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Regulars: And so in many ways Antigonick is about

the impossibility of the Hegelian tragedy in a contemporary understanding of Antigone. But in its stead [Anne] Carson doesn't offer a simple propagandistic Antigone like Bertolt Brecht's; she knows that the dialectic is the source of the play's power. And so instead she reframes the myth as the struggle of the personality against time.

She does this in a bunch of ways.

from Michael Lista: National Post: On Poetry: Antigonick, by Anne Carson


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