Nox

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New Directions, 2010 - Poetry - 1 pages
Nox is an epitaph in the form of a book, a facsimile of a handmade book Anne Carson wrote and created after the death of her brother. The poem describes coming to terms with his loss through the lens of her translation of Poem 101 by Catullus “for his brother who died in the Troad.” Nox is a work of poetry, but arrives as a fascinating and unique physical object. Carson pasted old letters, family photos, collages and sketches on pages. The poems, typed on a computer, were added to this illustrated “book” creating a visual and reading experience so amazing as to open up our concept of poetry.

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User Review  - TheAlternativeOne - LibraryThing

Poetry Nox is a peculiar work of art in both form and content. Created as an homage to the author’s brother it is a tribute to a family member lost much too early. Nox is a facsimile of a handmade ... Read full review

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User Review  - lukespapa - LibraryThing

Nox (night) is a gorgeously printed and produced book with uncut accordion-style pagination in a clam shell box. It is also an elegy from a younger sister to her deceased brother who, to avoid jail ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living.

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