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City of Books


Nov 11, 2021

Famously, King Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. That's what everyone knows about the Greek myth. But Carlo Gébler sets out to humanise the story.

He talks about his novel I Antigone set in the seventh century BC, and why Antigone is his narrator: because she had "skin in the game" as both daughter and sister to Oedipus.

He says the story remains compelling thousands of years later because it is a family tragedy.

For more on Carlo Gébler's novel:

https://www.newisland.ie/fiction/i-antigone

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