Decreation

Poetry, Essays, Opera

By Anne Carson
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400078905, 245pp.)

Publication Date: October 10, 2006

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Description
Simone Weil described "decreation" as "undoing the creature in us"-an undoing of self. In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson explores this idea with characteristic brilliance and a tantalizing range of reference, moving from Aphrodite to Antonioni, Demosthenes to Annie Dillard, Telemachos to Trotsky, and writing in forms as varied as opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, and rapture. As she makes her way through these forms she slowly dismantles them, and in doing so seeks to move through the self, to its undoing.



About the Author
Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. A former MacArthur Fellow, awards for her numerous books include the T.S. Eliot Prize and "The Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. "Red Doc>" was recently awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize.
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