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About the Author

Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and a professor of Classics. She has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Lannan Literary Award and two Griffin Poetry Prizes. Carson won the PEN/Nabokov Award in 2021.
One of the greatest and most influential of the Greek tragedians, Euripides, is said to have produced 92 plays, the first of which appeared in 455BC.


For two decades Carson's work has moved--phrase by phrase, line by line, project by improbable project--in directions that a human brain would never naturally move. The approach has won her accolades and an electric reputation in the literary world.--Sam Anderson
Anne Carson is a daring, learned, unsettling writer.--Susan Sontag
The poetry in her translation is light, swift, and beautiful.
Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today.--Michael Ondaatje
Her translation of this Greek tragedy, first performed in 405 BC, reawakens the original's sublimity and gives us the opportunity to be absorbed and shocked anew by the story of Dionysus.
As a translator, Carson is well aware that her work must issue from the ever-changing afterlife of the original, an approach that requires cultural and textual fluidity. In short, Carson, like Euripedes, is unafraid to take risks.
In traversing the eternal pull between what humans call reason and what that reason deems primal, Carson's trademark simplicity allows this work to feel simultaneously ancient and contemporary.