ECU Libraries Catalog

Float / Anne Carson.

Author/creator Carson, Anne, 1950- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Description272 unnumbered pages (in 27 pieces) ; 24 cm in slipcase 24 x 18 x 3 cm
Uniform titlePoems. Selections
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. II (Sanne) -- Pronoun envy -- Stacks -- Uncle Falling: a pair of lyric lectures with shared chorus -- Variations on the right to remain silent -- Wildly constant -- Zeusbits.
Abstract "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.
General noteSet includes 27 pieces (23 chapbooks + 1 title book + 1 contents card + 2 divider cards housed in a plastic slipcase).
Access restrictionAccess restricted: Apply to the Head of the SMFA Librayr.
LCCN 2015020999
ISBN9781101946848 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN1101946849 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40026552982

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