Nox

Anne Carson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$47.00  $43.24
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
April 27, 2010
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.25 X 9.0 X 2.75 inches | 2.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811218702
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About the Author

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

Reviews

The book is an extraordinary object to behold, and more extraordinary to read, but it's hardly accurate to even call it a 'book.' It's perhaps 10 feet of paper, folded accordion-like, displaying as near a reproduction of Carson's original collage journal as is possible. The whole thing is folded and packed into a beautiful gray box....The result is breathtaking, evidence of visionary publishing at a moment when the book business is increasingly cynical.
Carson has . . . created an individual form and style for narrative verse. . . . Seldom has Pound's injunction 'Make It New' been so spectacularly obeyed.
Anne Carson is a poet who likes to get under people's skin.--Melanie Rehak
Rarely has forking over thirty dollars felt like such a solemn act of memorial.
She is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote.--Susan Sontag
Trust me: it's an Anne Carson book. Maybe her best....The book is totally recherchรฉ and weirdly clear, lingered over and neatly boxed. Precious in the word's best sense.--Ben Ratliff
Nox's intelligence, sadness, and wry humor alone might be enough, but its form takes me even more. To read is sensual. You handle the folds, opening one winged pair at a time or in quick, slinky unfurlings. And this read is not linear, with pages dissolving behind you as you turn, but spatial, more like letting your eyes wander a room. With the whole book unfurled you see it entire and make links among images, like a staircase or an egg that reappear folds apart, and among words like ash, festive, blush. You prowl the book itself.-- (12/12/2011)