Antigone

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[Antigone]

Since Creon’s uncompromising rule over the people of Thebes began, his subjects have been forced to choose one of three options: cower, tolerate or serve. Polyneice’s failed putsch has provoked strict security measures aimed at stifling further unrest. Military patrols pace the streets while the secret services carry out purges and journalists who dare to criticise the powers that be are silenced. Yet some citizens maintain a stubborn resistance, with Polyneice’s sister Antigone unbowed in her opposition and determined to ignore the new laws. Denounced by some as a whore, idealised by others as a saint, Antigone brings chaos to the internal order and forces Creon to act. The power of Thebes’ ruler, it turns out, is not as secure as it might appear.
»In our age of brutal wars, humanitarian disasters, power-crazed rulers and a media that is out of control, this conflict between radical uses of state power and an uncompromising individual still goes under the skin. Especially so because Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel manage to transpose Sophocles’ text into modern times, using language that is easily accessible and incorporating some powerful imagery. « (sda)

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu (born in 1964 in Bolu, Anatolia) grew up in Germany and studied Art and Human Medicine in Kiel. His first novel Kanak Sprak appeared in 1995 followed by numerous other novels and short stories. Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel ...

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Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel (born in 1958 in Neumünster) has worked as a poster gluer, long distance lorry driver and drinking bottle sorter. He gave up his Physics degree to run his own bookshop in Kiel where he has lived as a freelance writer since 199 ...

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