Princeton University Library Catalog

Float / Anne Carson ; slipcase design by Cassandra J. Pappas.

Author:
Carson, Anne, 1950- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
272 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Anne Carson consistently dazzles with her inventive, shape-shifting work and the vividness of her imagination. Float reaches an even greater level of brilliance and surprise. Presented in an arrestingly original format--individual chapbooks that can be read in any order, and that float inside a transparent case--this collection conjures a mix of voices, time periods, and structures to explore what makes people, memories, and stories "maddeningly attractive" when observed in spaces that are suggestively in-between. One can begin with Carson contemplating Proust on a frozen Icelandic plain, or on the art-saturated streets of downtown New York City. Or journey to the peak of Mount Olympus, where Zeus ponders his own afterlife. Or find a chorus of Gertrude Steins performing an essay about falling--a piece that also unearths poignant memories of Carson's own father and great-uncle in rural Canada. And a poem called "Wildly Constant" piercingly explores the highs and lows of marriage and monogamy, distilled in a wife's waking up her husband from the darkness of night, and asking him to make them eggs for breakfast."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
  • "A collection of twenty-two chapbooks whose order is unfixed and whose topics are various. Reading can be freefall."--Slip case.
  • In chapbook slipcase.
  • "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
  • Pagination from amazon.com.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
By chance the Cycladic people -- Candor -- Cassandra float can -- Contempts: a study of profit and nonprofit in Homer, Moravia and Godard -- The designated mourner by Wally Shawn, final production, NYC, June 2013 -- Eras of Yves Klein -- Good dog I, II, and III -- How to like "If I told him: a completed portrait of Picasso" by Gertrude Stein -- L.A. -- Maintenance -- Merry Christmas from Hegel -- Nelligan: some poems translated from the French -- 108 (flotage) -- Performance notes -- Pinplay: a version of Euripides' Bacchae -- Possessive used as drink (me): a lecture on pronouns in the form of 15 sonnets -- Powerless structures fig. 11 (Sanne) -- Pronoun envy -- Stacks -- Uncle falling: a pair of lyric lectures with shared chorus -- Variations on the right to remain silent -- Wildly constant -- Zeusbits.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Chapbooks.
ISBN:
  • 9781101946848 ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
  • 1101946849 ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2015020999
OCLC:
910622006
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