Antigone's Ghosts : The Long Legacy of War and Genocide in Five Countries

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Antigone's Ghosts : The Long Legacy of War and Genocide in Five Countries

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Publication Date

2019

Description

Sophocles' play Antigone is a starting point for understanding the perpetual problems of human societies, families, and individuals, who are caught up in the terrible aftermath of mass violence. What is one to do after the killing has stopped? What can be done to prevent a round of new violence? The tragic and dramatic tension in the play is put in motion by setting an unyielding Antigone against King Creon. As we see through the investigation of how Germany, Japan, Spain, Yugoslavia and Turkey have dealt with their histories of mass violence and genocide in the 20th century, the forces represented by Antigone and Creon remain very much part of our world today. Through a comparison of the five countries, their political institutions, and cultural traditions, we begin to appreciate the different pathways that societies have taken when confronting their violent histories.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Keywords

Literary Studies, History: World, Cultural Studies, 20th Century

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Copyright © 2019 by Mark A. Wolfgram All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Please contact Bucknell University Press, Hildreth-Mirza Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837-2005. The only exception to this prohibition is “fair use” as defined by U.S. copyright law.

Type

text; 304 pages

Language

eng

ISBN

9781684480098; eISBN; PDF

Antigone's Ghosts : The Long Legacy of War and Genocide in Five Countries

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