822.914 HEANEY The burial at Thebes : a version of Sophocles' Antigone / Seamus Heaney.
This book has merit.
You can feel virtuous without much effort. 79 pages with vast amounts of white space.
"What have you been reading lately?"
"Well, I just finished the new Heaney translation of Antigone."
It is also a pleasure, so you can actually enjoy yourself while assuaging your genre-reader guilt. Here is a bit of Creon:
When discipline goes self-discipline goes as well
And once that happens cities, homes and armies
Collapse, inevitably. Failure of rule
Is the most destructive thing. Obedience
And respect must be instilled. And that is why
No woman here is going to be allowed
To walk all over us. Otherwise, as men
We'd be disgraced. We won't deserve the name.