[Antigonick] E–pub ´ Anne Carson

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Antigonick

Anne Carson ´ 9 Free read Free read Antigonick 109 Antigonick is a translation of Sophokle's Antigone only in the loosest sense – with significant changes and metatextual additions to the original an extra character and illustrations with interpretations left open to the reader it could easily be considered a d. How Visual Illiteracy Can Ruin a BookAnne Carson s translation of Antigone received a number of serious reviews including thoughtful pieces by Judith Butler George Steiner and Nick Mirzoeff There are also long reviews online for example at piercepennilesswordpresscom I don t have anything to add to the reviewers comments about the text I agree it is problematic to have Antigone say things like BINGO despite Carson s clear intention to speak to a contemporary reader And problematic to have the characters in Sophocles s play cite Hegel Beckett and Virginia Wolff despite Carson s claim that the idea was to show that Antigone has a history of reception that now includes those writers She makes that claim in a wonderfully taciturn reluctant interview at suicidegirlscom There are as George Steiner points out some wonderful passages in the translation than enough to help readers overlook the uirks that apparently enabled themWhat concerns me as usual are the illustrations They ruin the book for me they make it nearly unreadable Many reviewers say the illustrations are wonderful They aren t they are technically poor at the level of a BFA student stylistically outdated they re an amalgam of 1970s cartoon surrealism a la Zevi Blum with strands of Pop Surrealism and 1950s style realism as in Ben Shahn poorly conceived in one picture for example some people have temple forms for heads which also look like cement blocks but others don t and there is also a book a cup of coffee a shovel and a clay making tool with no internal logic or surrealist disjunction to support the choices and they are inconsistently related to the text one picture shows a sink with dripping faucets and a figure lying in the background an arrangement that might have a connection to the story but the next picture is just a stove and it comes right after one of the strongest and most tragic lines in the translation It s sad that the pictures by Bianca Stone don t try to either work with the text or against it it s sad the artist seems to think that this kind of freedom is both expressive and appropriate it s sad that Carson chose this artist for this project but worst of all is that reviewers with almost no exceptions that I could find think the images are interesting good and even profound For me that points to a visual illiteracy that is wildly at odds with the reviewers sometimes acute observations about Sophocles tragedy translation theater Brecht and HegelSome reviewers let the artist off the hook by generalizing about what the images do The pictures are full of a sense of opposing irreconcilable forces according to one reviewer practicallymarzipancom But surely girls in miniskirts with temples for heads are not simply opposing irreconcilable forces they are particular choices and they re jarring in themselves aside from their contentI only found three reviewers who paid attention to the images One on wwwfull stopnet says the illustrations lack the depth in both subject and style to dovetail with Carson s translation Carson s work is so erudite and Stone s so elliptical that the composite effect is frustratingly opaue This really can only be half true because if it appeared that Carson and Stone both intended that effect it could have worked the pictures could have been intentionally shallow dissonant with the text and hard to read but none of that seems planned at all Instead the collaboration is a typical effect of the latitude that is given to visual art it s allowed to do whatever it wants because it is thought to work on the register of visuality of the non verbalSteiner notes that the images at best imply a spectral domesticity or haunted landscape That could also be true if the illustrations were done in such a way that viewers knew those two themes were intended But Stone s fantasies of horses people with shovels tables and stoves shacks with crows desert landscapes with small figures schematic birds ladders and stairwells are the stock in trade of undergraduate art students There is nothing to suggest she was thinking of Antigone s missing domesticity I have seen enough student drawings of things like horse s legs entangled with threads and punctured by nails as in one picture to know that those images from from the artist s previous studio experiments not from AntigoneOf the reviews I ve seen Butler s tries hardest to give an account of the pictures She mentions one an interior with a chair and dresser looking out on a smeared landscape It seems she says that some living character had departed the scene not long ago wwwpublicbooksorgfictioncant stop But she knows that spectral domesticity isn t a satisfying reading and in any case it wouldn t be supported by the other pictures So she makes a abstract proposalIt would probably be less right to say that this image interrupts the text as the unconscious does or that it is the unconscious in some symbolic sense Rather as the scene switches between the textual and the graphic a temporal shift takes place between the past and the present something is gone and something is caught and vibrates still The image is the nick of time She later says the nick is the time of the line itself the scan of poetic meter leaving the images asideThis passage is good but it still isn t an interpretation of the individual image it s a reading of any image especially one with an empty room but any image could be construed the same way So it isn t an account of Stone s choices Carson s collaboration or the particular images and specific words in the textIt is an unhappy reflection on some contemporary literary culture and on how the art world presents itself that a translation as radical and elouent as Carson s can be marred by such an irresponsibly chosen poorly executed effectively random series of pictures and almost no one notices

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Anne Carson ´ 9 Free read Free read Antigonick 109 E ancient Greek poets Sappho Simonides Aiskhylos Sophokles and Euripides Antigonick is her first attempt at making translation into a combined visual and textual experience it will provoke poetry readers classical scholars theatre people and comic book aficionado. Juliette Binoche as Antigone Image Credit The New York TimesAnne Carson puts a modern spell on Sophocles classic ancient Greek tragedy Antigone An undeniable master stroke beating in its poetic vibrance this play was stunningly brought to life on Ivo van Hove s minimalist stage where a circle resides in the middle a spectator its luminescence deliberately mimics the moon sun as they run their course in parallel with the development of the tragedy A timeless classic that is frighteningly relevant as ever the dispute between religious and secular laws authoritarianism and its depredation on culture and faith and the perils any type of extremism brings It s indeed an act of revolt when Antigone secretly buries his brother Polyneikes against King Kreon s tyranny where a domino effect of mishap and pain follows And where there is revolt there is also resignation in its horrifying violence I watched the BBC Four programme and actress Juliette Binoche undoubtedly gives a stupendous performance as Antigone And together with a brilliant supporting cast this is a sure delight for Greek mythology and Anne Carson enthusiasts alike A pleasure both on print and on screen

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    [Antigonick] E–pub ´ Anne Carson I have to confess to making one very grave mistake with this book which was to purchase a paperback edition in the hope of saving a few dollars What I didn’t notice was the disparity of pages – my slim edition of 44 pages is not a cheaper version of the hardback of 180 pages Instead it has all the text but none of the illustrations Having read the text now I need to see the illustrationsThat comment does not seek to denigrate the tex

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