I must begin with a confession. When I was a senior in Clair Stein’s humanities class at Baldwin-Woodville High School, Wisconsin, in the spring of 1967, we studied Sophocles’ Antigone. By the time I had finished reading the play, I fantasized that I could save Antigone from her cursed fate if I were to marry her. Since then, every time I have read or seen or taught the play, I have had flashbacks to those romantic adolescent dreams. I also have them every time I drive by the Antigone Bookstore at the intersection of Fifth Street and Fourth Avenue in Tucson-something that happens several times each week.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReader Response in Secondary and College Classrooms
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781136608018
ISBN (Print)9781138164703
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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