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  • Published: 15 April 1998
  • ISBN: 9780224051170
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP: $28.99

Glass And God



'The most exciting poet writing in English today' - Michael Ondaatje

Anne Carson is the most original, most uniquely gifted poet to have appeared in the past decade. Her first full-length publication in Britain, Glass, Irony and God introduces an assured and challenging new voice: vivid, laconic and 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 comtemporary 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; it is the work of a philosopher and poet - work of luminous, enigmatic genius.

  • Published: 15 April 1998
  • ISBN: 9780224051170
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP: $28.99

About the author

Anne Carson

Anne Carson was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honours include the T. S. Eliot Prize, a Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Prize, on two occasions, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.

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