"Another Antigone"

Title"Another Antigone"
Year for Search1955
AuthorsMorrison, D. A. C
Secondary TitleA.D. 2500: The Observer Prize Stories 1954
Pagination96-106
Date Published1955
PublisherWilliam Heinemann
Place PublishedLondon
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A eugenic dystopia in which love, poetry, art, etc. have been abolished. Infants with “lesser intelligence” are killed. The “highly-talent” are required to mate. Those believing in souls are exiled from the Earth. A young woman, like Sophocles’s (496-406 BCE) Antigone, believes that there are higher laws than those of the rulers and frees an enslaved brain.

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1955 Morrison, D. A. C. “Another Antigone.” A. D. 2500: The Observer Prize Stories 1954 (London: William Heinemann, 1955), 96-106. L, NLS

A eugenic dystopia in which love, poetry, art, etc. have been abolished. Infants with “lesser intelligence” are killed. The “highly-talent” are required to mate. Those believing in souls are exiled from the Earth. A young woman, like Sophocles’s (496-406 BCE) Antigone, believes that there are higher laws than those of the rulers and frees an enslaved brain.