Wednesday, August 22, 2012


New Directions has organized a hardcover collaboration among translator, illustrator and designer (sharing equal billing on the title page) for an altogether fresh English-language rendering of the Antigone of Sophocles.

Anne Carson, Bianca Stone and Robert Currie (plus an anonymous printing house somewhere in China) represent quite different vocations yet still share one overriding quality – the kind of disciplined ingenuity that will keep this volume original & necessary & emotionally effective long after the various current fashions that produced it have expired.