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The Burial at Thebes free pdf Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, "The Burial at Thebes" is Seamus Heaney's new verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, "Antigone" - whose eponymous heroine is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in Western drama. Faithful to the 'local row' and to the fierce specificity of the play's time and place, "The Burial at Thebes" honours the separate and irreconcilable claims of its opposed voices, as they enact the ancient but perennial conflict between family and state in a time of crisis, pitching the morality of private allegiance against that of public service. Above all, "The Burial at Thebes" honours the sovereign urgency and grandeur of the "Antigone", in which language speaks truth to power, then and now.

About Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008- Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013.

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Author : Seamus Heaney
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 15 December 2011
ISBN : 0571289169
EAN : 9780571289165
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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