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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Beauty of the Husband
    Subtitle
    A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Carson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375707575
    ISBN 10: 0375707573
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC21: 811.54
    LC classification: PR
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 811.54
    B&T General Subject: 640
    Abridged Dewey: 811
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010, POE011000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    19 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Anne Carson lives in Canada.
    Review quote
    "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.