The Beauty of the Husband

The Beauty of the Husband : A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

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The Beauty Of The Husband" "is an essay on Keats s idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end. 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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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 7.62mm | 68.04g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0375707573
  • 9780375707575
  • 63,490

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"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)

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The Beauty Of The Husband" is an essay on Keats's idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end. 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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About Anne Carson

Anne Carson lives in Canada.

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