Essays and PoetryBook - 1995
From Anne Carson, the award-winning Canadian author ofAutobiography of Red, comes a landmark collection that stretches the boundaries of genre, pressing the traditional form of the essay into new service. In succinct and astonishingly beautiful prose and verse, Anne Carson exposes the fragile differences between "I" and "you," and between the modern and the classical, in a voice that shatters convention with its integrity and clarity. Carson envisions a present-day interview with a 7th- century BC poet; lectures on subjects as diverse as hedonism and Ovid; imagines a 15th-century painter's muse at a phenomenology conference in Italy; and in the final section presents a poetic travelogue of a woman's life that beautifully contemplates the difference between the sexes.Plainwateris a stunning collection.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 818 Carson
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Plain water
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