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Reading Group Guide

"One of the most innovative poets writing today." --Seattle Weekly

The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading and discussion of the work of Anne Carson, whom Michael Ondaatje praised as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Carson is a winner of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship, and has been the recipient of much admiration in the literary world. She is credited with the invention of an entirely new kind of poetry, fusing free verse with prose passages, using pastiche to startling effect, combining searing emotion with austere intellect. Interspersing her own words with quotes and references to sources that range from classical Greek literature, St. Augustine, the Bible, and the Tao to Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Carson constructs an astonishing art that is able to arouse, like nothing else in recent years, new emotional and intellectual energies in her readers. As one reviewer commented, "There's good reason that Carson's reputation has soared to a level equal to that of the half-dozen most admired contemporary American poets. . . . She has . . . a vast habitat, to every bit of which she brings powerful perception and a freshness as startling as a loud knock at the door" (Calvin Bedient, "Celebrating Imperfection," a review of Men in the Off Hours. The New York Times Book Review, 5/14/00).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375707568
Introduction:
Carson, Anne
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Carson, Anne
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
poetry;essays
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
1509
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ONE HALFTONE
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.22x5.12x.45 in. .42 lbs.

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