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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Brooke Holmes Bonnie Honig’s recently published book, Antigone, Interrupted , is a significant new contribution to ongoing debates in philosophy, political theory, and literary studies about the reception of Sophocles’s Antigone . This review analyzes the strengths of Honig’s readings, the theory...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., so much so that one might ask whether the genre, as a clear and present object, really exists. I am not suggesting that Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides did not write works for the stage or that their plays were not pre- sented during the Dionysian competitions in Athens. Neither am I attempting...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 153–177.
Published: 01 February 2015
... canonization of Virgil and Arnold’s val- orization of Sophocles, arguing that both Eliot and Arnold try to map the world based on the kind of calculative and hierarchical world order that they deem necessary for the future of humanity. Spanos begins the section on Eliot with a significant quote from...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 3–15.
Published: 01 August 2017
... cultural renown to Sophocles, and he concluded by asserting that Frost’s power was Sophoclean because tragic. Think of “Out, Out Frost was not the author of reassuring verse vignettes of a simple country life; he wielded a vision of the world as terrible and terrifying. In a famous...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Sophocles, Antigone, ed. and trans. Hugh Lloyd-Jones­ (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994), 76–77. The word for food in these lines is forvē, as distinguished from trophē, which is used in expressions like biou trophē, a source of life, a way of living, and signifies not only food but also...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 57–68.
Published: 01 August 2010
...., Catullus (Gai Valeri Catulli Veronensis Liber), by Gaius Valerius Catullus (London: Cape Goliard Press, 1969). 66 boundary 2 / Fall 2010 English Romantics produced at least one great creative linguist in Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose versions of Plato and Sophocles still hold up—his...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of Antigone understood as a death drive. Against that force, here is Creon—whom I choose to cite here not via Sophocles’s character but Jean Anouilh’s. 164 boundary 2 / November 2016 Now, I am deliberately courting the complication unleashed by the history of Anouilh’s Antigone—by its premiere...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
... (248)? Or could we think of what Joseph Vogl (2011) described not too long ago as tarrying : a mode of thought that represents neither an active engagement with the world nor a consistent strategy of resistance, a method Vogl found in Sophocles, as well as in works by Friedrich Schiller, Robert Musil...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35–65.
Published: 01 February 2008
... literary equivalent is Sophocles’ last play. 44  boundary 2  /  Spring 2008 radar is acutely alert, astonishing for its ability to articulate vexing, nearly inexplicable lyric qualities. Thus, Adorno realizes that Beethoven’s last creations move toward artistic expressiveness that subsumes...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2001
... of scholarship, an appreciation that dates from my attendance at Theodore Redpath’s lectures on the plays of Sophocles. But if evaluation is a key element of our work, then it must take place in as wide and embracing a conversation as possible. Choices that affect the canon are made every time a database...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 87–108.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of literature), Rabaté analyzes helpfully, in chapters 4 through 10, respectively, Lacan’s use of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘‘Purloined Letter Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Antigone of Sophocles, Sade’s texts, Marguerite Duras’s Le Ravisse- ment de Lol V. Stein, the tragedies and comedies of love from Plato to Paul...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... sovereign selves will solicit more sacrifice, redistribute the lines between potential friends and enemies, and instigate further acts of political evil in the name of love. “Evil arises in the flight from meaningless death; it is fini- Compare Kahn’s interpretation of Sophocles’s Oedipus the King...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
... down to us) and to play the role of both choregus and eventually jury (1–3). Reflect- ing on Sophocles, Dio finds that “he produces a poetry that is august and majestic, highly tragic and euphonious in its phrasing, so that there is the fullest pleasure coupled with sublimity and stateliness...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
... had imagined it. In its most basic sense, the late style of a Beethoven or Melville is little more than a refusal of (or the unwillingness or inability to adopt) the type of timely lateness com- monly associated with a Sophocles, Giuseppe Verdi, William Shakespeare, or John Milton. It is late...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 August 2000
... that comes to mind is of a man in ancient times, when the gods regularly presented themselves to humans masked as humble, and often lowly, creatures as a ruse to trick mortals into judg- ment. The man came home one day—very mindful, for some reason, of the Apollonian oracle in Sophocles’ Oedipus—to find...