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Dying Democratically: Antigone's Ritual

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Antigone embodies Athenian brotherhood, how her funeral rite expresses equality, and how her death is a cipher for the problem that any limitations on membership present to ... More


Mourning and Tragic Form

Olga Taxidou

in Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619870
eISBN:
9780748651719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619870.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses a reading of tragic form as a discourse of mourning. It first examines the parallels between Plato and Brecht's dislike for tragedy, along with Plato's ‘sense of tragedy’, and ... More


The Most Modern of Tragedies: The Politics of Burial

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the link between democracy and the tragedy. It argues that the absence of intervening gods places the funeral rite in the realm of political autonomy, confronting two forms of ... More


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