<i>Revivals: Of Antigone</i> by William Robert (review)

Revivals: Of Antigone by William Robert (review) William Robert, Revivals: Of Antigone Albany: SUNY Press, 2015, 124 pp. ISBN 978-1-4384-5801-4 Kyoo Lee Antigone Notgone, Our Darker Sister—Bloodier Than Before, Milkier Than Ever This ends today […] I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe … —Eric Garner, “This Ends Today” (Kreps 2015) I posthume as I breathe … Jacques Derrida —William Robert, Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus Antigone remains bloody. She remains only blood-y, never milk-y. She is not doubly fluid. She is a one-fluid woman. —William Robert, Revivals: Of Antigone (9) Her, Not Done, Not Gone—Still Not R e (a) d Enough ? “I am not done with her. Or she is not done with me—with us” (xi), says he, openingly. As your mother would say, “done is for meat. Antigone is not finished,” period; a period to which we shall return shortly, have to. For now, what and all we mean is this, that: She, it seems, returns like the repressed, as powerfully and as predictably. She perdures and endures, insists and persists. After nearly 2,500 years, she philoSOPHIA_7.2_10.indd Page 369 29/11/17 4:34 PM keeps coming back, or we keep coming back to her, each time with a new question. She persists as a question, one http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png philoSOPHIA State University of New York Press

<i>Revivals: Of Antigone</i> by William Robert (review)

philoSOPHIA, Volume 7 (2) – Dec 28, 2017

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William Robert, Revivals: Of Antigone Albany: SUNY Press, 2015, 124 pp. ISBN 978-1-4384-5801-4 Kyoo Lee Antigone Notgone, Our Darker Sister—Bloodier Than Before, Milkier Than Ever This ends today […] I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe … —Eric Garner, “This Ends Today” (Kreps 2015) I posthume as I breathe … Jacques Derrida —William Robert, Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus Antigone remains bloody. She remains only blood-y, never milk-y. She is not doubly fluid. She is a one-fluid woman. —William Robert, Revivals: Of Antigone (9) Her, Not Done, Not Gone—Still Not R e (a) d Enough ? “I am not done with her. Or she is not done with me—with us” (xi), says he, openingly. As your mother would say, “done is for meat. Antigone is not finished,” period; a period to which we shall return shortly, have to. For now, what and all we mean is this, that: She, it seems, returns like the repressed, as powerfully and as predictably. She perdures and endures, insists and persists. After nearly 2,500 years, she philoSOPHIA_7.2_10.indd Page 369 29/11/17 4:34 PM keeps coming back, or we keep coming back to her, each time with a new question. She persists as a question, one

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