Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Jonathan Strauss

Anno: 2013
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 232 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
  • EAN: 9780823251339
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In Private Lives, Public Deaths, Jonathan Strauss shows how Sophocles' tragedy Antigone crystallized the political, intellectual, and aesthetic forces of an entire historical moment-fifth century Athens-into one idea: the value of a single living person. That idea existed, however, only as a powerful but unconscious desire. Drawing on classical studies, Hegel, and contemporary philosophical interpretations of this pivotal drama, Strauss argues that Antigone's tragedy, and perhaps all classical tragedy, represents a failure to satisfy this longing. To the extent that the value of a living individual remains an open question, what Sophocles attempted to imagine still escapes our understanding. Antigone is, in this sense, a text not from the past but from our future.