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Men in the Off Hours

by Anne Carson

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list price: $17.95
edition:Paperback
category: Poetry
published: Feb 2001
ISBN:9780676973563
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
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Anne Carson has been acclaimed by her peers as the most imaginative poet writing today. In a recent profile, The New York Times Magazine paid tribute to her amazing ability to combine the classical and the modern, the mundane and the surreal, in a body of work that is sure to endure. In Men in the Off Hours, Carson offers further proof of her tantalizing gifts. Reinventing figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson and Audubon, she sets up startling juxtapositions: Lazarus among video paraphernalia, Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war, Edward Hopper paintings illuminated by St. Augustine. And in a final prose poem, Carson meditates movingly on the recent death of her mother. With its quiet, acute spirituality, its fearless wit and sensuality, and its joyful understanding that "the fact of the matter for humans is imperfection," Men in the Off Hours shows us a fiercely individual poet at her best.

Contributor Notes

Anne Carson was twice a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; was honored with the 1996 Lannan Award and the 1997 Pushcart Prize, both for poetry; and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2001 she received the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry – the first woman to do so; the Griffin Poetry Prize; and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan.

Awards
  • Winner, Griffin Poetry Prize
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award - Poetry
Editorial Review

"Carson's reputation has soared to a level equal to that of the half-dozen most admired contemporary American poets of the 21st century."
The New York Times Book Review

"Anne Carson... is another of those literary treasures better known internationally than at home... She's become one of those writers other writers talk about with a kind of awe."
The Toronto Star

"The most exciting poet writing in English today."
—Michael Ondaatje

"Carson is where the action is in contemporary poetry."
The Globe and Mail

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