The war of the Seven Against Thebes is ended, and after the fierce civil strife, the city needs a strong ruler. Or so thinks Creon, the regent, who decrees that no one should bury the body of the renegade, his nephew, as a warning to traitors. But can a man make laws not in accord with justice? In this retelling of Antigone, the question is posed from a new angle: the slow sister, Ismene.
Count Henryk is a poet of the Byronic stamp. However, so devoted is he to ideal beauty, that he neglects his very real wife and son, and is led near his own death by Poetry Incarnate, who is nothing more than the diabolically reanimated corpse of a whore. No sin goes unpunished; for his inhuman abandoning of his family, Henryk learns that his…
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