Men in the off Hours

Men in the off Hours

By (author)

US$15.00

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

Description

Anne Carson has been acclaimed by her peers as the most imaginative poet writing today. In a recent profile, "The New York Times Magazine" paid tribute to her amazing ability to combine the classical and the modern, the mundane and the surreal, in a body of work that is sure to endure. In Men in the Off Hours, Carson offers further proof of her tantalizing gifts. Reinventing figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson, and Audubon, Carson sets up startling juxtapositions: Lazarus among video paraphernalia, Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war, Edward Hopper paintings illuminated by St. Augustine. And in a final prose poem, she meditates movingly on the recent death of her mother. With its quiet, acute spirituality and its fearless wit and sensuality, Men in the Off Hours shows us a fiercely individual poet at her best.

show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 7.62mm | 191g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • ONE HALFTONE
  • 0375707565
  • 9780375707568
  • 136,240

Review quote

" Carson's reputation has soared to a level equal to that of the half-dozen most admired contemporary American poets." - "The New York Times Book Review"

show more

Flap copy

Anne Carson has been acclaimed by her peers as the most imaginative poet writing today. In a recent profile, "The New York Times Magazine paid tribute to her amazing ability to combine the classical and the modern, the mundane and the surreal, in a body of work that is sure to endure. In Men in the Off Hours, Carson offers further proof of her tantalizing gifts. Reinventing figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson, and Audubon, Carson sets up startling juxtapositions: Lazarus among video paraphernalia, Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war, Edward Hopper paintings illuminated by St. Augustine. And in a final prose poem, she meditates movingly on the recent death of her mother. With its quiet, acute spirituality and its fearless wit and sensuality, Men in the Off Hours shows us a fiercely individual poet at her best.

show more

About Anne Carson

Anne Carson was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2001 she received the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry the first woman to do so; the Griffin Poetry Prize;" "and the Los Angeles Times" "Book Prize. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan."

show more