Anne Carson, from Decreation

Anne Carson, from Decreation

"The Greek verb system includes a tense called aorist (which means “unbounded” or “timeless”) to capture that aspect of action in which, for example, a man at noon runs directly on top of his own shadow."

Anne Carson, ‘Mimnermos: the brainsex paintings’, in ‘Plainwater’. (via tobreakandblossom)

bookrageous:

What We’re Reading This Week!
Jenn says: While I try to figure out in what order to finish the gabillion books I started a couple weeks ago, I took yesterday afternoon to read Anne Carson’s newest. Ever since I read Autobiography of Red in college, I’ve been a die-hard fan (if you haven’t experienced the sheer beauty of Antigonick yet, you reeeaaallllly need to get your hands on a copy), so I lost my reader-marbles when I heard there was a sequel coming out. The further adventures of Geryon, now known as G, are everything you would expect from a master like Carson: the language is glorious, emotions run deep, and I truly don’t know what I will read next because Red Doc> has taken over my brain.

bookrageous:

What We’re Reading This Week!

Jenn says: While I try to figure out in what order to finish the gabillion books I started a couple weeks ago, I took yesterday afternoon to read Anne Carson’s newest. Ever since I read Autobiography of Red in college, I’ve been a die-hard fan (if you haven’t experienced the sheer beauty of Antigonick yet, you reeeaaallllly need to get your hands on a copy), so I lost my reader-marbles when I heard there was a sequel coming out. The further adventures of Geryon, now known as G, are everything you would expect from a master like Carson: the language is glorious, emotions run deep, and I truly don’t know what I will read next because Red Doc> has taken over my brain.

(via archelyxs)

fleurdechair:

When they made love Geryon liked to touch in slow succession each of the bones of Herakles’ back as it arched away from him into who knows what dark dream of its own, running both hands all the way down from the base of the neck to the end of the spine which he can cause to shiver like a root in the rain.
Going to see Anne Carson tonight!

All these people on tumblr who get to see her! I remember when I saw her read… I had to sit on the floor at the back of a crowded theater, almost covered entirely by the fleshy darkness that forms when you’re around too many people.

fleurdechair:

When they made love
Geryon liked to touch in slow succession each of the bones of Herakles’ back
as it arched away from him into who knows what dark dream of its own, running both hands all the way down
from the base of the neck
to the end of the spine which he can cause to shiver like a root in the rain.

Going to see Anne Carson tonight!

All these people on tumblr who get to see her! I remember when I saw her read… I had to sit on the floor at the back of a crowded theater, almost covered entirely by the fleshy darkness that forms when you’re around too many people.

(Source: roses--and--rue)

Monsters, Myths And Poetic License In Anne Carson's 'Red Doc>'

livefromthenypl:

Carson employs the punctuation and syntax of a teenager’s Twitter feed.” 

Take a look at Rosecrans Baldwin’s review of tomorrow’s LIVE guest, Anne Carson. 

“If you like books to provoke you, dare you, even change the way you think, let me recommend this strange, wonderful pair of novels about a young red man. We all have volcanoes in our lives. Sometimes it takes someone else to show us how to survive them.”

tobreakandblossom:

- Anne Carson, ‘Short Talks’, Plainwater.

tobreakandblossom:

- Anne Carson, ‘Short Talks’, Plainwater.

louisetrunnion:

Purse Scan

louisetrunnion:

Purse Scan

okthenitsjess:

Anne Carson, On Shelter

okthenitsjess:

Anne Carson, On Shelter

littletoboggans:

{Anne Carson, Red Doc>}
(This shadow sliced through my pages in the park today.) 

littletoboggans:

{Anne Carson, Red Doc>}


(This shadow sliced through my pages in the park today.) 

aaknopf:


“Such scenes don’t read like dreams. They read like the moments of awe life occasionally grants us long after we have lost our innocence—respite from the difficult, disillusioning, everyday ticktock of being human.”

New York Magazine’s Kathryn Schulz on Anne Carson’s ‘Red Doc>’

aaknopf:

“Such scenes don’t read like dreams. They read like the moments of awe life occasionally grants us long after we have lost our innocence—respite from the difficult, disillusioning, everyday ticktock of being human.”

New York Magazine’s Kathryn Schulz on Anne Carson’s ‘Red Doc>’