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  • Plainwater

    Essays and Poetry

    by Anne Carson

    series Vintage Contemporaries
    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 ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

    by Anne Carson

    Anne Carson’s new work that reconsiders the stories of two iconic women—Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy—from their point of viewNorma Jeane Baker of Troy is a meditation on the destabilizing and destructive power of beauty, drawing together Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe, twin avatars of female fascination separated by millennia but united in mythopoeic force. Norma Jeane Baker was staged in ... Read more

    $12.79 CAD

  • An Oresteia

    Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

    by Anne Carson and 3 more

    A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek TragedyIn this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Iphigenia among the Taurians

    by Euripides and 1 more

    I am Iphigenia, daughter of the daughter of TyndareusMy father killed meFew contemporary poets elicit such powerful responses from readers and critics as Anne Carson. The New York Times Book Review calls her work “personal, necessary, and important,” while Publishers Weekly says she is “nothing less than brilliant.” Her poetry—enigmatic yet approachable, deeply personal yet universal in scope, ... Read more

    $10.69 CAD

  • Short Talks

    by Anne Carson

    Deluxe redesign of the two-time Griffin Award winner's first poetry collection. Includes new material. On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the first of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This new edition of Short Talks features a foreword by the poet Margaret Christakos, a "Short Talk on Afterwords" by Carson herself, and a new ... Read more

    $4.99 CAD

  • Bakkhai

    by Anne Carson and 1 more

    A stunning, new translation by the poet and classicist Anne Carson, first performed in 2015 at the Almeida Theatre in LondonAnne Carson writes, “Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Men in the Off Hours

    by Anne Carson

    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 ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • The Beauty of the Husband

    A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

    by Anne Carson

    series Vintage Contemporaries
    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 ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • Audiobook

    Autobiography of Red

    by Anne Carson

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer

    series Vintage Contemporaries


    3 hours 55 min

    The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional recreation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the ... Read more

    $15.97 CAD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • Red Doc>

    by Anne Carson

    A literary event: a follow-up to the internationally acclaimed poetry bestseller Autobiography of Red ("Amazing" -- Alice Munro) that takes its mythic boy-hero into the twenty-first century to tell a story all its own of love, loss, and the power of memory.In a stunningly original mix of poetry, drama, and narrative, Anne Carson brings the red-winged Geryon from Autobiography of Red, now called "G ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Electra

    by Sophocles and 2 more

    series Greek Tragedy in New Translations
    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, ... Read more

    $23.99 CAD

  • Antigone

    by Anne Carson and 1 more

    series Oberon Classics
    When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ‘No’. Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.Renowned for the revelatory nature of his work, Ivo van ... Read more

    $15.49 CAD