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According to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to death by Creon, she forestalled him by committing suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon—between the state and the individual, between man and woman, between young and old—has captured the Western i ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published October 30th 1996 by Yale University Press (first published October 18th 1984)
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Bookfreak
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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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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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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“Because Greek myths encode certain primary biological and social confrontations and self-perceptions in the history of man, they endure as an animate legacy in collective remembrance and recognition.
We come home to them as to our psychic roots.”
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