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  • The Beauty of the Husbandby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keats?s idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end. This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice?29 ?tangos? of narrative verse that... more...

  • Men in the Off Hoursby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Following her widely acclaimed Autobiography of Red ("A spellbinding achievement" --Susan Sontag), a new collection of poetry and prose that displays Anne Carson's signature mixture of opposites--the classic and the modern, cinema and print, narrative and verse. In Men in the Off Hours , Carson reinvents figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily... more...

  • Economy of the Unlostby Anne Carson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    The ancient Greek lyric poet Simonides of Keos was the first poet in the Western tradition to take money for poetic composition. From this starting point, Anne Carson launches an exploration, poetic in its own right, of the idea of poetic economy. She offers a reading of certain of Simonides' texts and aligns these with writings of the modern Romanian... more...

  • Autobiography of Redby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    National book Critics Circle Award Finalist   "Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today."--Michael Ondaatje "This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." --Alice Munro              The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning... more...

  • Eros the Bittersweetby Anne Carson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    The insights presented in the volume are many and wide-ranging, recognizably in tune with the subtlest modern discussions of desire (such as triangulation. or loving what others love), yet offering new solutions to old problems, like the proper interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus. On the frequently discussed effect of literacy on Greek civilization,... more...

  • Plainwaterby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern traditions.... more...

  • Antigoneby Anne Carson

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ?No?. Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction. more...

  • Bakkhaiby Anne Carson

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides? electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god. more...

  • Electraby Sophocles; Anne Carson; Michael Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general... more...

  • An Oresteiaby Anne Carson; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia , the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions?Aischylos' Agamemnon , Sophokles' Elektra , and Euripides' Orestes ?giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of... more...