Nostalgic Moment

Seamus Heany has a new translation of Antigone, which is excerpted in the Guardian today. It brought back those heady days of high school when my tenth-grade teacher was having us read Jean Anouilh’s adaptation. She swooned over her pet students, Omar and Leila (no, not me), as they read stanza after stanza while the rest of the class drifted gently to sleep.