Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera
In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates “decreation”–an activity described by Simone Weil as “undoing the creature in us”–an undoing of self. But how can we undo self without moving through self, to the very inside of its definition? Where else can we start?
Anne Carson's Decreation starts with form–the undoing of form. Form is various here: opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, rapture. The undoing is tender, but tenderness can change everything, or so the author appears to believe.
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Carson here presents a hybrid collection of works she labels "poetry, essays, and opera" in poetic form and language. As in her earlier books (e.g., The Beauty of the Husband ; If Not,Winter ), her ... Read full review
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