Anne carson has been teaching classical greek literature at leading universities in canada and the united states for the past twenty years for her literary work, consisting of essays (eros the bittersweet, the economy of the unlost) and a mixture of essays and poetry (plainwater glass, irony and god. Anne carson (born june 21, 1950) is a canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of classics carson lived in montreal for several years and taught at mcgill university, the university of michigan, and at princeton university from 1980-1987 she was a 1998 guggenheim fellow, and in 2000 she was awarded a. Carson, a poet and classicist, views translation as an act of retrieval it enables her to mourn a brother lost to her long before he died leave the mind quickly enough,” she wrote in “plainwater” (1995), a peculiar assortment of essays, “short talks,” and long poems with faux-scholarly introductions, the kind. Anne carson distinguished poet-in-residence new york university anne carson is an internationally acclaimed writer her books include decreation ( 2005) ts eliot prize plainwater: essays and poetry (1996) glass, irony and god (1995), shortlisted for the forward prize and goddesses and wise women ( 1992. Plainwater: essays and poetry by anne carson · 02/05/2003 11/04/2010 dawn pendergast leave a comment 596 views plainwater: essays and poetry by anne carson my rating: 5 of 5 stars classic and capital in the sense that it's the one that i read first it's also the one i taught my students and the one they came in to.
Source: evenson, brain review of plainwater, by anne carson review of contemporary fiction 15, no 3 (fall 1995): 253-54 [in the following review, evenson asserts that the poetry and essays in plainwater are sensitive, visionary, and erudite without becoming obscure] anne carson's poetry and essays are such that. 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. Nox [excerpts] - gentes, gens gentis, feminine noun.
Carson's first publication, eros the bittersweet: an essay (1986), was followed by a number of books in the 1990s that attracted general acclaim: short talks (1992) , goddesses and wise women (1992), plainwater: essays and poetry (1995), glass, irony & god (1995), autobiography of red: a novel in. Plainwater: essays and poetry [anne carson] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the poetry and prose collected in plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of anne carson.
Anne carson, author of approximately sixteen books of poetry, essays, and translation (the precise number depends on how you count her several collaborations), is to a certain segment s/he finds a copy of autobiography of red or plainwater and takes it home, reading the whole thing in a night or two. Anne carson's works re-think genre in some of the most unusual and nuanced ways that few writers ever attempt, from her lyric essays, enigmatic poems, and anne carson's plainwater studies companionship, or, perhaps more accurately, plainwater is a study of being with—being with others, with oneself, with texts, with. From anne carson, the award-winning canadian author of autobiography 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.
Plain water (knopf) glass, irony and god (new directions) a truly intimate interview about the value of intelligence in the face of passion canadian poet anne carson has found a new boundary for poetry to explore. Published in 1992, short talks was anne carson's first book of poems, and it signalled to the world of poetry that a new and distinct voice had arrived on the scene carson's later poetry, in books like plainwater: essays and poetry, autobiography of red, men in the off hours (for which she won the 2001 griffin poetry prize),.