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Decreation

  • Author:Anne Carson
  • Brand:Brand: Vintage
  • Category:Book
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  • Sales Rank:333,039
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:272
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):2 x 3.2 x 0.2
  • Publication Date:October 10, 2006
  • ISBN:1400078903
  • EAN:9781400078905
  • ASIN:1400078903
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Synopsis
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.

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