Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2013

232 Pages | 1 b/w illustration

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823251322

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Private Lives, Public Deaths

Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Jonathan Strauss

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This title will take its place in a series of works about Antigone over the last decade--Judith Butler published on the play in 2002, Tina Chanter in 2011, and Bonnie Honig is completing a book on the play. Unlike these others, the focus of this book is not on kinship or social issues but on the question of the meaning of individual experience and just how individual subjectivity could formed at a time when greater emphasis was placed on the social, on the city-state.
  • The book grew out of the author's earlier work on nineteenth-century Parisian practices involving death, which has given him a unique slant on the meaning of the death rites at the center of Antigone.

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