By George Steiner
In response to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to demise through Creon, she forestalled him by means of committing suicide. The subject matter of the clash among Antigone and Creon—between the country and the person, among guy and girl, among younger and old—has captured the Western mind's eye for greater than 2000 years. George Steiner right here examines the far-reaching legacy of this nice classical delusion. He considers its therapy in Western artwork, literature, and thought—in drama, poetry, prose, philosophic discourse, political tracts, opera, ballet, movie, or even the plastic arts. A research in poetics and within the philosophy of examining, Antigones leads us to appear back on the effect the Greek myths workout on twentieth-century tradition.