Antigonick

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Anne Carson’s newest book is Antigonick, a daring, inventive translation of Sophocles’ Antigone.

Like Carson’s last book, Nox (which came in the form of a poetry filled, accordian-folded scrapbook of sorts), Antigonick plays extensively with the conventions of narrative form, translation, and the physical presentation of literature: the book is hand-lettered by Carson, contains translucent vellum pages, and is illustrated by Bianca Stone, creator of wonderful poetry comics.

Eros The Bittersweet, Carson’s powerful meditation on love, was the last book John Knight loved.

Take a look inside Antigonick here.


Walter Gordon is an intern at The Rumpus. He is a native of Berkeley, CA and goes to college in Oberlin, OH. He spends most of his time reading. His eyes hurt. Other hobbies include photography, writing fiction, and sitting on top of tall piles of rocks. More from this author →