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Antigones

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This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the orders of Creon, king of Thebes. Creon sentenced Antigone to death, but, before the order could be executed, she committed suicide.
The theme of the conflict between Antigone an
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Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 27th 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 18th 1984)
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James
Dec 04, 2011 James rated it it was amazing
George Steiner, unquestionably one of the most perceptive and linguistically sensitive of contemporary critics, offers in Antigones a major contribution to twentieth century literary criticism. In his earlier work After Babel (1975), which has already become a landmark study of language and translation, Steiner uses the biblical metaphor of the Tower of Babel in Genesis to underscore the complex layerings of meaning surrounding a text, the fluctuating historical and cultural connotations of word ...more
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Feb 18, 2016 Bookfreak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: project-antigone
Ο Steiner έχει εποπτεία όλου του υλικού σχετικά με την Αντιγόνη, έχει διαβάσει και κατέχει όλο το σχετικό φιλοσοφικό, φιλολογικό και κοινωνιολογικό σχολιασμό της τραγωδίας στη Δυτική σκέψη από τον 19ο αιώνα και μετά, και μας προσφέρει ένα έργο πυκνό και συναρπαστικό.
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Aug 31, 2015 Illizt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the end, he takes 300 pages to teach us that nobody can love that much a work of art. He would actually beat anyone. Loved him
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See also: George A. Steiner, author on Management and Planning.

Dr. Francis George Steiner is an essayist, novelist, philosopher, literary critic, and educator. He has written for The New Yorker for over thirty years, contributing over two hundred reviews. Among his many awards, he received The Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award from Stanford University 1998. He lives in Cambridge, England,
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