Other books byAnne Carson
The Albertine Workout
contains fifty-nine paragraphs, with appendices, summarizing Anne Carsonâs research on Albertine, the principal love interest of Marcel in Proustâs
Poetry Pamphlets 13-16
A four-pack of our Spring 2014 Poetry Pamphlets, featuring: The Albertine Workout, by Anne Carson Derangements of my Contemporaries, by Li Shangyin The Iceland, by Sakutaro Hagiwara The Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Men in the Off Hours
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 gifts. Reinventing figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson, and Audubon, Carson sets up startling juxtapositions: Lazarus among video paraphernalia, Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war, Edward Hopper paintings illuminated by St. Augustine. And in a final prose poem, she meditates movingly on the recent death of her mother. With its quiet, acute spirituality and its fearless wit and sensuality, Men in the Off Hours shows us a fiercely individual poet at her best.
Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with changed names. To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.