Each piece in Anne Carson's Short Talks is a startling gem - some disorienting, some intimate, some wry, some wistful, many bright and impish. My favourite, combining almost all of those states, is: Short Talk on Bonheur D'Etre Bien Aimee Day after day I think of you as soon as I wake up. Someone has put cries of birds on the air like jewels. This volume, slender in multiple dimensions, will.
Anne Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of Classics, and translator. “In the small world of people who keep up with contemporary poetry,” wrote Daphne Merkin in the New York Times Book Review, Carson “has been cutting a large swath, inciting both envy and admiration.” Carson has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her “unclassifiable.
Brief, epigrammatic, and sly, the “short talks” of Anne Carson’s Short Talks embody the genre-blending and breaking typical of her quickly growing body of work: at once and in equal measure poem, fiction, and essay, they are wholly Carson’s in voice and temperament. Originally published in 1992, Short Talks is the result, its narrator tells us in the introduction, of a series of.
Kiersten Baxley Professor Shirokova English 1102 12 September 2012 Anne Carson’s Lessons Anne Carson is a very intelligent and well rounded writer. When I first read Anne Carson’s “Short Talks”, I was seriously confused. At first, I thought she was an abstract writer that wrote just to write. But then I took a second look at her work and realized there was much more to it than just.
Anne Carson was hardly the first to blur genres. Some of her “short talks” recall the stories of Virginia Woolf, the parables of Franz Kafka, or the sayings of Gertrude Stein, who are indeed.
Anne Carson (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and professor of Classics. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at Princeton University from 1980 to 1987 and Bard College. She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.She has also won a Lannan Literary Award.
Anne Carson, Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and Classicist whose work treats Classical subjects in what has been called a postmodern fashion. Carson’s genre-averse approach to writing mixes poetry with essay, literary criticism, and other forms of prose, and her style is at once quirky, inventive, and erudite.
Short Talk on Trout poem by Anne Carson. In haiku there are various sorts of expressionsabout troutquotautumn troutquot and quotdescendingtroutquot and quotrusty troutquot are some I have. Page.
Anne Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of Classics, and translator. “In the small world of people who keep up with contemporary poetry,” wrote Daphne Merkin in the New York Times Book Review, Carson “has been cutting a large swath, inciting both envy and admiration.”.
Anne Carson and I first met in 1988 at a writers’ workshop in Canada, and have been reading each other’s work ever since. The interview that follows is a mix of our usual conversation and discussion about topics that preoccupy Carson’s work—mysticism, antiquity, obsession, desire. Carson was born on June 21, 1950, in Toronto, the second and final child of Margaret and Robert Carson.
Somehow, Anne Carson’s poetry, like Sappho’s, allows us to split open so that we can hear the better writer inside ourselves. Short Talks, which was first published in 1992 by Brick Books and was recently reissued, is no exception. The book is made up of a series of lyric prose poems written in a voice that is both self-less and indirect at.
Plainwater Summary. Plainwater is a collection of poetry and prose by Anne Carson. Part 1 consists of invented fragments purported to be by the ancient Greek poet Mimnermos. The long poem in part.
Anne Carson was born in Toronto, Ontario on June 21, 1950. With the help of a high school Latin instructor, she learned ancient Greek, which contributed to her continuing interest in classical and Hellenic literature. She attended St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and, despite leaving twice, received her BA in 1974, her MA in 1975 and her PhD in 1981. She also studied Greek.
Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at Princeton University from 1980 to 1987. She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also won a Lannan.
This loose line between her poetry and prose transcends all her work, and is most apparent in her books Short Talks, where she condenses the form of essay into a prose poem and Autobiography of Red, a novel-in-verse. Unlike many contemporary poets, Carson abhors self-involvement in her writing. While a poem like “The Glass Essay” makes.Then came the book-length essay Short Talks (Brick Books, 1992), and most recently have come Plainwater (Knopf, 1995) and Glass, Irony and God (New Directions, 1995). A new work, Greed: Simonides, will appear in 1998. In print for over a decade now, Anne Carson has given only one.Anne became known as a famous translator and essayist. Her first book was “Eros the Bittersweet: an Essay” (1986). In 1992 two well-known serious works were written: “Short Talks and Goddesses” and “Wise Women”. These essays brought worldwide fame to Anne Carson. A little bit later she began to write poetry. Her first steps in poem.