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The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keatss idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end.

This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice — 29 “tangos” of narrative verse that take us vividly through erotic, painful, and heartbreaking scenes from a long-time marriage that falls apart. Only award-winning poet Anne Carson could create a work that takes on the oldest of lyrical subjects — love — and make it this powerful, this fresh, this devastating.

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The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keatss idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end.

This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice 29 “tangos” of narrative verse that take us vividly through erotic, painful, and heartbreaking scenes from a long-time marriage that falls apart. Only award-winning poet Anne Carson could create a work that takes on the oldest of lyrical subjects love and make it this powerful, this fresh, this devastating.

About the Author

Anne Carson lives in Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780676974751
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Location:
Toronto
Author:
Carson, Anne
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
LS-377E
Publication Date:
20020219
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.02 x 5.15 x .43 in .4031 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keatss idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end.

This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice 29 “tangos” of narrative verse that take us vividly through erotic, painful, and heartbreaking scenes from a long-time marriage that falls apart. Only award-winning poet Anne Carson could create a work that takes on the oldest of lyrical subjects love and make it this powerful, this fresh, this devastating.

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