Glass and God, Paperback
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Anne Carson' s first full-length publication in Britain, Glass and God introduces an assured and challenging new voice: vivid, laconic, precise.

Her 'Short Talks' are about everything from Sylvia Plath to Franz Kafka, from waterproofing to walking backwards; the brilliant long poem 'The Glass Essay' deals with the end of a contemporary love affair, but is haunted by the Bronte sisters.

Blending the modern and the classical, Anne Carson writes with an intensity and an integrity that is transfiguring.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780224051170



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The brilliant Carson is one of my favorite authors. Here are some lines from The Glass Essay: "Everything I know about love and its necessities/ I learned in that one moment/ when I found myself/ thrusting my little burning red backside like a baboon/ at a man who no longer cherished me. There was no area of my mind/ not appalled by this action/ no part of my body/ that could have done otherwise" These are lines that echo for hours afterwards, every time I read them. sometimes I think of them when I'm riding the train and I feel an intensely pleasurable sadness. If you read this book, you can read many, many lines like these.

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