Anne Carson’s Antigone from Oberon Books is a beautiful translation – and I would know because I currently have the honor of working on a production of the play at my alma-mater, NYU Gallatin!
The opportunity to bring this text to life has been incredible so far because this translation is such a gift – Carson’s poetry illuminates this story and these characters in ways I never expected before. You can tell that every word, every placement on the page, every single choice was carefully made in a way that makes this family, their cursed history and ideological differences, so incredibly resonant. I’ve read through my copy (which is completely marked up) many times so far, and each time, there are always new discoveries to be made.
— Sarah Flamm, membership & marketing associate