The Story of Antigone Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Story of Antigone

  • Author : Ali Smith
  • Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782690894

The Story of Antigone Excerpt :

Now there's a girl who understands things, the crow thought. When two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, die in a vicious battle over the crown of Thebes, the new ruler, King Creon, decides that Eteocles will be buried as a hero, while Polynices will be left outside as a feast for the dogs and crows. But the young Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, will defy the cruel tyrant and attempt to give her brother the burial he deserves. This simple act of love and bravery will set in motion a terrible course of events that will reverberate across the entire kingdom... Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."

Antigone s Daughters Book

Antigone s Daughters

  • Author : Marta L. Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 143310282X

Antigone s Daughters Excerpt :

Antigone's Daughters presents various readings of the classical myth of Antigone as interpreted through modern feminist and psychoanalytic literary theories. Topics such as femininity, education, and establishing selfhood amidst the restrictions of the patriarchal society presented by Sophocles provide the foundation for the modern novel. This study serves as a model for the comparative interpretation of literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including the writings of George Sand (Indiana), Karolina Pavlova (A Double Life), Nikolai Chernyshevsky (What Is to Be Done?), Emile Zola (L'Assommoir and Nana), María Luisa Bombal (La amortajada) and Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits). Each chapter isolates an aspect of Antigone's struggle within both the public and domestic spheres as she negotiates her independence and asserts her voice. A valuable tool for the study of modern literature, the universality of Antigone presented in this study prompts the investigation of many classical motifs while providing a thorough study of various national literatures within their own contemporary contexts.

Antigone s Claim Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Antigone s Claim

  • Author : Judith Butler
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231518048

Antigone s Claim Excerpt :

The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone's legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Butler's new interpretation does nothing less than reconceptualize the incest taboo in relation to kinship—and open up the concept of kinship to cultural change. Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocles's Oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes. Antigone proves to be a more ambivalent figure for feminism than has been acknowledged, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antigone shows how the constraints of normative kinship unfairly decide what will and will not be a livable life. Butler explores the meaning of Antigone, wondering what forms of kinship might have allowed her to live. Along the way, she considers the works of such philosophers as Hegel, Lacan, and Irigaray. How, she asks, would psychoanalysis have been different if it had taken Antigone—the "postoedipal" subject—rather than Oedipus as its point of departure? If the incest taboo is reconceived so that it does not mandate heterosexuality as its solution, what forms of sexual alliance and new kinship might be acknowledged as a result? The book relates the courageous deeds of Antigone to the claims made by those whose relations are still not honored as those of proper kinship, showing how a culture of normative heterosexuality obstructs our capacity to see what sexual freedom and political agency could be.

Antigone s Ghosts Book

Antigone s Ghosts

  • Author : Mark Wolfgram
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684480050

Antigone s Ghosts Excerpt :

Sophocles' play Antigone is a starting point for understanding the problems of human societies, families, and individuals caught up in the aftermath of mass violence. Through comparison of Germany, Japan, Spain, Yugoslavia and Turkey, we begin to appreciate the different pathways that societies have taken when confronting their violent histories.

Antigone s Magic Book

Antigone s Magic

  • Author : Jill Serpentelli
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781662420139

Antigone s Magic Excerpt :

Antigone, the stuffie tiger, first found his ability to be magical when he discovered he could transform himself into a real tiger. He waited for his owner, Tam, to be away for the weekend so he could investigate the answer to a question he’s always had. Are the tigers at the zoo in jail? Much magic and smiles result from his quest to answer his question as he visits the Bronx Zoo to investigate!

Antigone Book


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1065525903

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Antigone s Wake Book

Antigone s Wake

  • Author : Kerry Elizabeth Hanlon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:X68407

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Antigone Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556038159109

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Epistemology and Ontology Book

Epistemology and Ontology

  • Author : International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress
  • Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 3515087079

Epistemology and Ontology Excerpt :

Contents A. van Aaken: Synthesizing the Best of Two Worlds: A Combination of New Institutional Economics and Deliberative Theories D. Coskun: Law as symbolic form. Ernst Cassirer and the anthropocentric view of law L. De Sutter: How to Get Rid of Legal Theory? L. Garc�a Ruiz: On the Concept of Law and Its Place in the Legal-Philosophical Research N. Intzessiloglou: Socio-semiotic and socio-cybernetic approaches to legal regulation in an interdisciplinary framework L. Kaehler: The indeterminacy of legal indeterminacy M. Mahlmann: Kant's Conception of Practical Reason and the Prospects of Mentalism M. Mahlmann / J. Mikhail: Cognitive Science, Ethics and Law t G. Noll: The Exclusionary Construction of Human Rights in International Law and Political Theory C. Peterson: The Concept of Legal Dogmatics: From Fiction to Fact F. Puppo: Law, authority and freedom in Sophocles' Antigone M. Sandstr�m: The Concept of Legal Dogmatics Revisited B. Schafer: Ontological commitment and the concept of �legal system� in comparative law and legal theory S. Schaumburg-Mueller: Truth, Law, and Human Rights P. Sommaggio: Boethius' definition of persona: a fundamental principle of modern legal thought X. Yu: Human Faculties and Human Societies - A Three Dimensional Cultural Epistemology W. Zaluski: The Concept of Kantian Rationality and Game Theory.

Antigone Rising Book

Antigone Rising

  • Author : Helen Morales
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568589343

Antigone Rising Excerpt :

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé. The picture of classical antiquity most of us learned in school is framed in certain ways -- glossing over misogyny while omitting the seeds of feminist resistance. Many of today's harmful practices, like school dress codes, exploitation of the environment, and rape culture, have their roots in the ancient world. But in Antigone Rising, classicist Helen Morales reminds us that the myths have subversive power because they are told -- and read -- in different ways. Through these stories, whether it's Antigone's courageous stand against tyranny or the indestructible Caeneus, who inspires trans and gender queer people today, Morales uncovers hidden truths about solidarity, empowerment, and catharsis. Antigone Rising offers a fresh understanding of the stories we take for granted, showing how we can reclaim them to challenge the status quo, spark resistance, and rail against unjust regimes.

Antigone Book


  • Author : Hollie McNish
  • Publisher : Fleet
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349727196

Antigone Excerpt :

A modern retelling of Sophocles' classic play, Antigone, by bestselling writer and poet Hollie McNish As the daughter of Oedipus, Antigone was dealt a cruel hand at birth - even within the bounds of Grecian tragedy. When her brothers are slain fighting for the throne of Thebes, Antigone finds herself pitted against her uncle, the newly crowned King Creon. In defiance of the king, Antigone buries her brother's body, a choice she may pay for dearly. In this new adaptation, we see Sophocles' play reignited by bestselling poet and writer Hollie McNish. Hollie's considered retelling brings Sophocles' original text to a modern-day audience, illuminating the remarkable resemblances between ancient Greek thought and the society we grapple with today. '[Hollie McNish] writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love . . . She's always been one of my favourites' Kae Tempest

The Late King of Thebes Book

The Late King of Thebes

  • Author : Carlo Gebler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1848408145

The Late King of Thebes Excerpt :

After her father's death in exile, Antigone returns to Thebes determined to set the record straight and restore her father's reputation. Tracing the histories of Oedipus and his parents Laius and Jocasta, as well as the peripheral characters of the plays who had a central role in him fulfilling his destiny, Antigone's 'biography' causes us to re-evaluate the extent to which any of us can be entirely blamed for the actions by which we will be defined. Ending with Antigone making a conscious choice to reclaim her brother's corpse from the battlefield, an act of defiance which will guarantee her own death, the book ultimately meditates on the illusion of free will, and the warning that context is everything, I, ANTIGONE will be a major contribution to the reclaimed classics.

Antigone Uninterrupted Book

Antigone Uninterrupted

  • Author : Wendy Bustamante
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781648890116

Antigone Uninterrupted Excerpt :

This book argues that while current scholarship on Antigone tends to celebrate work that takes Antigone out of her classical roots and puts her into contemporary frameworks, we do not need to place her in a new context and setting to appreciate what her insights offer. We can simply listen to her whole story and learn from what she learns from her father, Oedipus. While other works boldly claim to be progressively moving beyond the scope of tragic themes of mortality, Antigone Uninterrupted demonstrates that reading the Theban Plays in the order of Antigone’s biography (so to speak) expands our understanding of what Antigone could tell us about contemporary issues. This demonstration involves Hegel’s discussion of Antigone in his Phenomenology of Spirit, responses to Hegel on this point, and the author’s assessment that Antigone makes arguments in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus that ought to be illuminated in contemporary scholarship. This book examines the three Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) in the order by which Antigone’s story is a continuous development of character and age, a unique approach for reasons the author identifies, but one she argues would be beneficial to future scholarship. Providing illuminating readings of both Sophocles’ tragedies and some key modern interpretations of the plays, this book holds broad appeal for those interested in subjects such as political science, gender theory, queer theory, literary criticism, theology, and sociology, to name a few.

The Hamartia of Sophocles  Antigone Book

The Hamartia of Sophocles Antigone

  • Author : Minnie Keys Flickinger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1935
  • Genre: Antigone (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009130629

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The Theban Plays Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Theban Plays

  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141905648

The Theban Plays Excerpt :

King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING