Anne Carson

Standard Name: Carson, Anne
Married Name: Anne Giacomelli
Married Name: Anne Currie
Anne Carson is a Canadian writer best known for her work in poetry, translation, fiction, literary criticism, and on and across the boundaries between poetry and prose and between one genre and another. She is a celebrated essayist whose work has deep roots in her expert knowledge of Classics. She has published several award-winning books of poetry (the first in 1992) as well as a number of essay collections and translations. A reviewer has observed: Few poets satisfy so clearly Eliot's criterion for a major poet: each of Carson's works casts light on all the rest. The future should look at everything she has written.
Burt, Stephen. “Professor or Pinhead”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 14, pp. 19-22.
Nevertheless, her continuing voluminousness
Wilkinson, Joshua Marie, editor. “Introduction”. Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre, University of Michigan Press, pp. 2-9.
is such that by no means all of her works are discussed here.


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Intertextuality and Influence Emily Brontë
Feminist literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert responded to both Emilies in one of her poetic collections: Emily's Bread (1984), and Anne Carson to EB , her favourite author and main fear, which I mean to...
Reception Sappho
Among the earliest of Sappho 's translators into English was Anne Finch ; among recent translators is Mary Barnard , 1958. Stevie Smith declined to take her on. Finch chose to render not a love-poem...
Reception Sappho
In the twentieth century Sappho continued full of potential for poets and prose-writers. Naomi Mitchison fictionalises her supposed school; Eavan Boland takes her as guide on an underworld journey (as Dante took Virgil); Jeanette Winterson
Textual Features Mary Renault
For this novel MR enjoyed researching another aspect of ancient Greece, acquiring and displaying an expert knowledge of lyric history. The main character, Simonides, is a poet and also a singer, like all poets of...
Textual Production Ruth Fainlight
Asked about contemporary poets who interest her, RF named two Americans (Gjertrud Schnackenberg and Anne Carson ), and in England (which she was defining rather loosely) Penelope Shuttle and Sarah Maguire , followed by...


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Carson, Anne. “A Fragment of Ibykos Translated Six Ways”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 21, pp. 42-3.
Carson, Anne. Autobiography of Red. Knopf, 1998.
Carson, Anne. Autobiography of Red. Vintage Canada, 1999.
Carson, Anne. Decreation. Knopf, 2005.
Carson, Anne. Economy of the Unlost. Princeton University Press, 1999.
Carson, Anne. Eros The Bittersweet. Princeton University Press, 1986.
Carson, Anne. Float. Vintage, 2016.
Carson, Anne. FLOAT. Knopf, 2016.
Carson, Anne. “Four Poems from ’The Beauty of the Husband’”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 8, pp. 11-13.
Carson, Anne. Glass, Irony, and God. New Directions, 1995.
Berry, Emily et al. If I’m Scared We Can’t Win. Penguin, 2016.
Carson, Anne. Men in the Off Hours. Knopf, 2000.
Carson, Anne. Nox. New Directions, 2010.
Carson, Anne. Plainwater. Random House, 1995.
Carson, Anne. Red Doc>. McClelland and Stewart, 2013.
Carson, Anne. Short Talks. Brick Books, 1992.
Carson, Anne. The Albertine Workout. New Directions, 2014.