The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (Paperback)
A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos
Vintage, 9780375707575, 160pp.
Publication Date: February 19, 2002
This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice-29 -tangos- of narrative verse that take us vividly through erotic, painful, and heartbreaking scenes from a long-time marriage that falls apart. Only award-winning poet Anne Carson could create a work that takes on the oldest of lyrical subjects-love-and make it this powerful, this fresh, this devastating.
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Praise For The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos…
“An exquisite meditation on love and loss that reads with the emotional depth–and with the ongoing resonance–of a great novel.”–Elle
“[An] eerie, elliptical, very beautiful elegy for a failed marriage.... Her verse pierces the mind with a laserlike light.”–The New York Times
“Her best book.... Her poetry’s form and sensibility are quite unlike anything else.”–The Globe & Mail (Toronto)