Men In The Off Hours (Paperback)
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Men In The Off Hours (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages
Published: 09/11/2000

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Following her widely acclaimed Autobiography of Red ('a spellbinding achievement' - Susan Sontag): a new collection of poetry and prose that displays Anne Carson's intoxicating mixture of opposites - the classic and the modern, cinema and print, narrative and verse.

In Men in the Off Hours, Carson re-invents figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson and Audubon. She views the writings of Sappho, St Augustine and Catullus through a modern lens. She sets up startling juxtapositions (Lazarus among video paraphernalia; Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war). And, in a final prose poem, she meditates on the recent death of her mother.

With its quiet, acute spirituality, its fearless wit and sensuality, and its joyful understanding that 'the fact of the matter for humans is imperfection', Men in the Off Hours is profound, provocative and unforgettable.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224061049
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 213 x 143 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The most exciting poet writing in English today - Michael Ondaatje

Her work is full of moments of startling originality and beauty. If she was a prose writer, she would be instantly recognised as a genius - Colm Toibín

Fragmentary, long-lined, often barely punctuated and flipping between the classical and the mdoern, it's a remarkable creation, funny and philosophical - Guardian

Carson writes in language any poet would kill for: sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender, brilliantly lighted - Ruth Padel, New York Times Book Review

Anne Carson is a daring, learned, unsettling writer - Susan Sontag

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