Plainwater

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A provocative anthology of poetry and prose by the Canadian intellectual includes selections from “Mimnermos: The Brainsex Paintings,” “Short Talks,” “Canicula di Anna,” “The Life of Towns,” and “The Anthropology of Water.” Reprint.

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The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as “the most exciting poet writing in English today.” Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern traditions.

Carson envisions a present-day interview with a seventh-century BC poet, and offers miniature lectures on topics as varied as orchids and Ovid. She imagines the muse of a fifteenth-century painter attending a phenomenology conference in Italy. She constructs verbal photographs of a series of mysterious towns, and takes us on a pilgrimage in pursuit of the elusive and intimate anthropology of water. Blending the rhythm and vivid metaphor of poetry with the discursive nature of the essay, the writings in Plainwater dazzle us with their invention and enlighten us with their erudition.

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Weight 0.198 kg
Dimensions 20.2 × 13 × 1.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

260

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K