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Anne Carson’s works re-think genre in some of the most unusual and nuanced ways that few writers ever attempt, from her lyric essays, enigmatic poems, and novels in verse to further forays into video and comics and collaborative performance. Carson’s pathbreaking translations of Ancient Greek poetry and drama, as well as her scholarship on everything from Sappho to Celan, only continue to demonstrate the unique vision she has for what’s possible for a work of literature to become.

Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre is the first book of essays dedicated to the breadth of Anne Carson’s works, individually, spanning from Eros the Bittersweet through Red Doc. With contributions from Kazim Ali, Dan Beachy-Quick, Julie Carr, Harmony Holiday, Cole Swensen, Eleni Sikelianos, and many others (including translators, poets, essayists, scholars, novelists, critics, and collaborators themselves), we learn from Carson’s greatest admirers and closest readers about the books that moved and inspired them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Joshua Marie Wilkinson
  3. pp. 1-9
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  1. Anne Carson’s Stereoscopic Poetics
  2. Jessica Fisher
  3. pp. 10-16
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  1. What Kind of Monster Am I?
  2. Dan Beachy-Quick
  3. pp. 17-21
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  1. Living on the Edge: The Bittersweet Place of Poetry
  2. Martin Corless-Smith
  3. pp. 22-29
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  1. Reading Carson Reading Brontë RE: The Soul’s Difficult Sexual Destiny
  2. Brian Teare
  3. pp. 30-35
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  1. The Gender of Sound: No Witness, No Words (or Song)?
  2. Virginia Konchan
  3. pp. 36-41
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  1. On Anne Carson’s Short Talks
  2. Timothy Liu
  3. pp. 42-49
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  1. How Is a Pilgrim Like a Soldier? Anne Carson’s “Kinds of Water: An Essay on the Road to Compostela”
  2. Christine Hume
  3. pp. 50-55
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  1. The Unbearable Withness of Being: On Anne Carson’s Plainwater
  2. Kristi Maxwell
  3. pp. 56-62
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  1. The Pilgrim and the Anthropologist
  2. Jennifer K. Dick
  3. pp. 63-68
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  1. Masters of the Open Secret: Meditations on Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red
  2. Harmony Holiday
  3. pp. 69-73
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  1. Who Can a Monster Blame for Being Red? Three Fragments on the Academic and the “Other” in Autobiography of Red
  2. Bruce Beasley
  3. pp. 74-81
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  1. “Some Affluence”: Reading Wallace Stevens with Anne Carson’s Economy of the Unlost
  2. Graham Foust
  3. pp. 82-87
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  1. To Gesture at Absence: A Reading-With
  2. Karla Kelsey
  3. pp. 88-93
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  1. “Parts of Time Fall on Her”: Anne Carson’s Men in the Off Hours
  2. Richard Greenfield
  3. pp. 94-100
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  1. Lacuna Is for Reign
  2. Douglas A. Martin
  3. pp. 101-106
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  1. The Light of This Wound: Marriage, Longing, Desire in Anne Carson’s The Beauty of the Husband
  2. Andrea Rexilius
  3. pp. 107-113
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  1. Who with Her Tears Soaks Mortal Streaming: Anne Carson and Wonderwater
  2. J. Michael Martinez
  3. pp. 114-120
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  1. Antagonistic Collaborations, Tender Questions: On Anne Carson’s Answer Scars / Roni Horn’s Wonderwater
  2. Hannah Ensor
  3. pp. 121-126
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  1. Opera Povera: Decreation, an Opera in Three Parts
  2. Cole Swensen
  3. pp. 127-131
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  1. “To Undo the Creature”: The Paradox of Writing in Anne Carson’s Decreation
  2. Johanna Skibsrud
  3. pp. 132-137
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  1. No Video: On Anne Carson
  2. Julie Carr
  3. pp. 138-144
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  1. X inside an X
  2. Ander Monson
  3. pp. 145-147
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  1. Sentences on Nox
  2. Eleni Sikelianos
  3. pp. 148-151
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  1. Your Soul Is Blowing Apart: Antigonick and the Influence of Collaborative Process
  2. Bianca Stone
  3. pp. 152-155
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  1. “Standing in / the Nick of Time”: Antigonick in Seven Short Takes
  2. Andrew Zawacki
  3. pp. 156-164
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  1. What’s So Funny about Antigonick?
  2. Vanessa Place
  3. pp. 165-171
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  1. From Geryon to G: Anne Carson’s Red Doc> and the Avatar
  2. Lily Hoang
  3. pp. 172-180
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  1. An Antipoem That Condenses Everything: Anne Carson’s Translations of the Fragments of Sappho
  2. Elizabeth Robinson
  3. pp. 181-187
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  1. Sappho and the “Papyrological Event”
  2. John Melillo
  3. pp. 188-193
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  1. Bringing the House Down: Trojan Horses and Other Malware in Anne Carson’s Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides
  2. Kazim Ali
  3. pp. 194-199
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  1. Lessons in Grief and Corruption: Anne Carson’s Translations of Euripides
  2. Erika L. Weiberg
  3. pp. 200-205
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  1. The “Dread Work” of Lyric: Anne Carson’s An Oresteia
  2. Angela Hume
  3. pp. 206-213
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  1. Collaborating on Decreation: An Interview with Anne Carson
  2. Peter Streckfus
  3. pp. 214-222
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 223-228
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472120901
Related ISBN
9780472072538
MARC Record
OCLC
962322072
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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