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- Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 17.95
Anne Carson has been acclaimed by her peers as the most imaginative poet writing today. In a recent profile, The New York Times Magazine paid tribute to her amazing ability to combine the classical and the modern, the mundane and the surreal, in a body of work that is sure to endure. In Men in the Off Hours , Carson offers further proof of her tantalizing... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 28.95
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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 20.47
Following her widely acclaimed Autobiography of Red ('a spellbinding achievement' - Susan Sontag): a new collection of poetry and prose that displays Anne Carson's intoxicating mixture of opposites - the classic and the modern, cinema and print, narrative and verse. In Men in the Off Hours , Carson re-invents figures as diverse as... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 20.47
Since Glass and God , which was her first full-length collection published in Britain and which was nominated for the 1998 Forward Prize, Anne Carson has published a book a year to extraordinary critical acclaim. Her last two volumes, Autobiography of Red and Men in the Off Hours were both shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and she has received... more...
- 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...
- New York Review Books 2015; 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...
- Faber & Faber 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... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99
Sophocles' "Electra" tells the story of the revenge Orestes and Electra take on their mother, Clytemnestra, for he murder of their father Agamemnon, after he returns from the Trojan War. This edition of the play is preceded by a critical introduction and is accompanied by explanatory notes. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95
This collection of biographical essays, written by thirty-four noted historians and political scientists, chronicles the times, careers, challenges, leadership, and legacies of the fifty-seven men and one woman who have served as the state's highest elected official. The book is organized chronologically into six sections that cover Alabama's years... more...