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  • 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...

  • The 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Economy of the Unlostby Anne Carson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Eros the Bittersweetby Anne Carson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Floatby Anne Carson

    Random House 2016; US$ 27.18

    Anne Carson dazzles us, book after book, with her inventiveness, her ranging imagination, and the way her work utterly changes our perspectives. With Float, she goes further still: exploring myth and memory, beauty and loss, all the while playing with ? and pushing ? the limits of language and form. Within this beautifully designed box, there are... 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...

  • Plainwaterby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    "Breathtaking. . . . A work of gorgeous innovation and a staunch hypnotic intelligence."-- The Village Voice "Carson has . . . created an individual form and style for narrative verse. . . . Seldom has Pound's injunction 'Make It New' been so spectacularly obeyed." -- The New York Review of Books "Anne Carson is a philosopher of heartbreak."  ... more...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 14.95

    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. ?Euripides,? the classicist Bernard Knox has written, ?was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind... more...