The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

Anne Carson
4.2/5 (4457 ratings)
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 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.
Language
English
Pages
160
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
February 19, 2002
ISBN
0375707573
ISBN 13
9780375707575

The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

Anne Carson
4.2/5 (4457 ratings)
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 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.
Language
English
Pages
160
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
February 19, 2002
ISBN
0375707573
ISBN 13
9780375707575

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