Short Talks / Edition 1

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Overview


Poetry. In Anne Carson's SHORT TALKS the reader is bombarded with short prose poems that resound with the fullness of meditations on life: lyric sermons, riddle-poems that consist only of answers, Lou Reed meets Claude Monet and converts to Zen, the pure hilarious ache of ontology. SHORT TALKS, the first book-length collection by this accomplished, original voice, is elegiac, perceptive, and droll. Sunday mornings are never going to be the same again. "The voice is laconic and composed but its images come off these pages resonant (more than resonant, shaking) with their own newness" -Don Coles.
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"Short Talks was Anne Carson's first book of poems, and it signaled to the world of poetry that a new and distinctive voice had arrived on the scene."--Jon Eben Field, thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

"Each piece in Anne Carson's Short Talks is a startling gemÑsome disorienting, some intimate, some wry, some wistful, many bright and impish. This volume, slender in multiple dimensions, will be easy to return to again and again."--Vicki Ziegler, Book Gaga

"It's the unexpectedness of Carson's observations that makes Short Talks so appealing ... "--Barbara Carey, Books in Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780919626584
  • Publisher: Brick Books Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: NFS Canada Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 57
  • Sales rank: 526,679
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Anne Carson (June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and a professor of Classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University. She is reticent about her private life; the biography published in current editions of her books simply states Anne Carson lives in Canada.
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