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  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375701290
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: August 1999
    A stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED is both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. 149p.
  • Economy of the Unlost (Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan)

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691091754
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: February 2002
    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 poet Paul Celan, a Jew and survivor of the Holocaust, whose "economies" of language are notorious. Asking such questions as, What is lost when words are wasted? and Who profits when words are saved, Carson reveals the two poets' striking commonalities.
  • Electra

    By Sophocles

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195049602
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 2001
    (Greek Tragedy in New Translation series). Remarkable for its extreme emotion and taut drama, 'Electra' recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their murder of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Notes on the Text; Glossary. 127p.
  • Eros the Bittersweet

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781564781888
    • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
    • Published: March 1998
    A book about romantic love, Eros is Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature. Beginning with, "It was Sappho who first called eros 'bittersweet.' No one who has been in love disputes her," Carson examines her subject from numerous points of view, creating a lyrical meditation in the tradition of William Carlos Williams's Spring and All and William H. Gass's On Being Blue.
  • Glass, Irony and God

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811213028
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 1995
    Anne Carson's poetry - characterized by various reviewers as "short talks," "essays," or "verse narratives" - combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own. Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson in Glass, Irony and God weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Bronte sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.
  • Grief Lessons: Four Plays (Herakles, Hekabe, Hippolytus, Alkestis)

    By Euripides

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590172537
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: 2006
    (New York Review Book Classics). Includes translator's introduction. This volume publishes new translations of four works by the Greek tragedian, Euripides, by the contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson. They are Herakles, in which the hero swaggers home to destroy his own family; Hekabe, set after the Trojan War, in which Hektor's widow takes vengeance on her Greek captors; Hippolytos, about love and the horror of love; and the strange tragicomic fable Alkestis, which tells of a husband who arranges for his wife to die in his place. Carson provides a brief introduction to each work, along with two significant framing essays. 312p.
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

    By Sappho

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375724510
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 2003
    Poet/scholar Anne Carson presents all of Sappho's fragments in Greek and in English. Brackets and space give the reader a sense of what is absent as well as what is present on the papyrus. Carson's translation illuminates Sappho's reflections on love, desire, marriage, exile, cushions, bees, old age, shame, time, chickpeas, and many other aspects of the human condition, making relevant, and contemporary this musical geniuis who lived on the island of lesbos from about 630 B.C. composing and performing her songs, of which none are extant. Only one poem has survived complete. The rest are here, before you, fragments from another world. Notes, Who's Who, Appendix. 397p.
  • Men in the Off Hours

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375707568
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2001
    The author of Autobiography of Red sheds poetic light on Oedipus, Emily Dickinson, Audubon, Sappho, St. Augustine, and many others, in a new collection of poetry and prose. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
  • Nox

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $42.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811218702
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: April 2010
    Anne Carson is a celebrated poet and an avid translator. When her brother died, she created a translation of his meaning in her life - both poetically and metaphorically. 'When my brother died, I made an epitaph for him in the form of a book. This is a replica of it, as close as we could get.' Part poem, part diorama and part symbolic gesture of love, Carson's NOX is as powerful as it is winding. Set up like a scrapbook of contained memories and contained in a box with her brother's childish image, this is truly a trip through memories. NOX is also a beautiful portrait of an unforgotten soul - one that can be related to by anyone close to their family or friends.
  • Plainwater: Essays and Poetry

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375708428
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 2000
    A provocative anthology of poetry and prose by the Canadian intellectual includes selections from "Mimnermos: The Brainsex Paintings," "Short Talks," "Canicula di Anna," "The Life of Towns," and "The Anthropology of Water." Reprint.
  • Red Doc>

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307950673
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2014
    continues their adventures in a very different style and with changed names. To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.
  • Roni Horn: Hack Wit

    By Roni Horn

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Steidl
    • Published: 2015
    (Gottingen). (2015). 4to. INSCRIBED by Horn to front free endpaper. Roughly 3.5 inch dampstain to bottom margin of front board. Some rubbing to lettering of title on front board. VG.
  • The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375707575
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2002
    The love affair, marriage, and disintegrating relationship between two unnamed people is revealed throught the voice of the woman in twenty-nine interrelated "tangos" of narrative verse that explores such themes as desire, beauty, love, and betrayal. By the author of Men in the Off Hours. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
  • Wonderwater: Alice Offshore

    By Roni Horn

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • Publisher: Steidl
    • Published: 2004
    (Gottingen). (2004). 4 volumes. 8vo. Includes envelope with Carson drawings. Slight soiling to covers. Minute closed tear with associated creasing to rear endpaper. Some soiling and rubbing to slipcase. Paper at head of slipcase partially peeling. VG in VG slipcase. THE SET:
  • Wonderwater: Alice Offshore

    By Roni Horn

    Our Price: $175.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789112231571
    • Publisher: Steidl Verlag
    • Published: 2004
    (Gottingen). (2004). 4 volumes. 8vo. With envelope of Carson drawings laid-in. Very light soiling to wrappers. Slight edgewear to slipcase. NF in NF slipcase. THE SET:

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