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The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (Vintage Contemporaries)

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The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (Vintage Contemporaries)

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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 heartbreaking scenes from a long-time marriage that falls apart. Only award-winning poet Anne Carson could create a work that takes on the oldest of lyrical subjects–love–and make it this powerful, this fresh, this devastating.

ANNE CARSON was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.

ISBN: 9780375707575

ISBN-10: 9780375707575

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 02/19/2002 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/19/2002 - 12:00am

Pages: 160

Language: English

Categories

Poetry / Canadian

Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica

Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Family