Glass, Irony and God

Glass, Irony and God

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Overview

Anne Carson's poetry—characterized by various reviewers as "short talks," "essays," or "verse narratives"—combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own.


Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Brontë sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811213028
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Series: New Directions Paperbook
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 221,534
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living.

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