Glass, Irony and God

Glass, Irony and God Review

Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Brontë sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.

Title:Glass, Irony and God
Edition Language:English

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  • Mariel

    She whached the bars of time, which broke.She whached the poor core of the world, wide open. ‘The Glass Essay’Flesh in after-glow math, reading without the lights. Her mother puts their things in ...

  • Steven

    "Who in a nightmarecan help himself? (84)...

  • Allison

    Sometimes a book find you at exactly the right moment. I was in college and had a very limited knowledge of comtemporary (still living and writing) writers. I was chalk full of PLath and Sexton and Lo...

  • Troy

    All talk about God generally bores the hell out of me. It's like listening to bros talk about sports. I don't get it; I don't get the importance; I don't understand the bonding and meaning that sports...

  • Helen McClory

    Contains my favourite poem/essay of all time and is pretty much brain-stretching brilliance throughout....

  • sam

    greaty+permanently appreciate the way carson discusses womanhood from the perspective of someone who is both stymied by and disidentifies with it...

  • Northpapers

    Is there a great poet of our lifetimes? I'm not qualified to answer the question, but Anne Carson may be the great poet of my personal, reading lifetime so far, at least.This work is well-rooted in cl...

  • Laurie Neighbors

    Rivals my dedication, even, to Autobiography of Red. Now I'm kicking myself for not having read it sooner. I was wary that the book would not be able to keep up its running start from "A Glass Essay,"...

  • Aran

    I only really liked the Glass Essay... but man, I really, really liked it....

  • Alex Robertson

    3.5. big fan of the first and last pieces...