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Plainwater : Vintage Contemporaries - Anne Carson

Plainwater

Vintage Contemporaries

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780375708428
Number Of Pages: 272

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The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern traditions.

Carson envisions a present-day interview with a seventh-century BC poet, and offers miniature lectures on topics as varied as orchids and Ovid. She imagines the muse of a fifteenth-century painter attending a phenomenology conference in Italy. She constructs verbal photographs of a series of mysterious towns, and takes us on a pilgrimage in pursuit of the elusive and intimate anthropology of water. Blending the rhythm and vivid metaphor of poetry with the discursive nature of the essay, the writings in Plainwater dazzle us with their invention and enlighten us with their erudition.

"Breathtaking. . . . A work of gorgeous innovation and a staunch hypnotic intelligence."--The Village Voice "Carson has . . . created an individual form and style for narrative verse. . . . Seldom has Pound's injunction 'Make It New' been so spectacularly obeyed." --The New York Review of Books

"Anne Carson is a philosopher of heartbreak." --The Nation

Mimnermos: The Brainsex Paintingsp. 1
Short Talksp. 27
Canicula di Annap. 47
The Life of Townsp. 91
The Anthropology of Waterp. 113
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ISBN: 9780375708428
ISBN-10: 0375708421
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1