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Publisher Comments:

In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates “decreation”–an activity described by Simone Weil as “undoing the creature in us”–an undoing of self. But how can we undo self without moving through self, to the very inside of its definition? Where else can we start?

Anne Carson’s Decreation starts with form–the undoing of form. Form is various here: opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, rapture. The undoing is tender, but tenderness can change everything, or so the author appears to believe.

Review:

"[H]er work here is provocative, her language intriguing, and her themes universal....Personal experience permeates the collection, and the reader is allowed to draw from the wisdom and hard-won experience of the poet's personae." Library Journal

Synopsis:

In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates “decreation”–an activity described by Simone Weil as “undoing the creature in us”–an undoing of self. But how can we undo self without moving through self, to the very inside of its definition? Where else can we start?

Anne Carson’s Decreation starts with form–the undoing of form. Form is various here: opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, rapture. The undoing is tender, but tenderness can change everything, or so the author appears to believe.

Synopsis:

In dazzling original poems, essays, screenplay, and libretto gathered here, the author draws on personal experience and the work of others to illuminate "decreation"--the state in which the self dissolves.

About the Author

Anne Carson was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2001 she received the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry–the first woman to do so; the Griffin Poetry Prize; and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400043491
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
General
Author:
Carson, Anne
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Canadian
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.78x6.38x1.00 in. 1.15 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera
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Product details 272 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9781400043491 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[H]er work here is provocative, her language intriguing, and her themes universal....Personal experience permeates the collection, and the reader is allowed to draw from the wisdom and hard-won experience of the poet's personae."
"Synopsis" by , In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates “decreation”–an activity described by Simone Weil as “undoing the creature in us”–an undoing of self. But how can we undo self without moving through self, to the very inside of its definition? Where else can we start?

Anne Carson’s Decreation starts with form–the undoing of form. Form is various here: opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, rapture. The undoing is tender, but tenderness can change everything, or so the author appears to believe.

"Synopsis" by , In dazzling original poems, essays, screenplay, and libretto gathered here, the author draws on personal experience and the work of others to illuminate "decreation"--the state in which the self dissolves.
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