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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.

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Autobiography of Red
A Novel in Verse
Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1999
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present.

Geryon, a... Read more >

The Autobiography of Red

Written by Anne Carson


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Beauty of the Husband

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: February 19, 2002
Price: $19.95

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Beauty of the Husband
A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos
Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 2002
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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Decreation

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.95

In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates “decreation”—an activity described by Simone Weil as “undoing the creature in us”—an undoing of self. But how can we undo self without moving through self, to the very inside of its definition? Where else can we start?

Anne Carson’s Decreation starts with... Read more >

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Men in the Off Hours

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.00

Reinventing figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson and Audubon, Anne Carson sets up startling juxtapositions in the poems and prose of Men in the Off Hours: Lazarus among video paraphernalia, Virgina Woolf and Thueydides discussing war, Edward Hopper paintings illuminated by St. Augustine. Revealing in unexpectedness and aware that "the... Read more >

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Plainwater
Essays and Poetry
Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 28, 2000
Price: $16.00

The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern... Read more >

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Red Doc>

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.95

**New York Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2013**
**GoodReads Reader’s Choice Award Winner**

Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Red Doc>

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

In a stunningly original mix of poetry, drama, and narrative, Anne Carson brings the red-winged Geryon from Autobiography of Red, now called "G," into manhood, and through the complex labyrinths of the modern age. We join him as he travels with his friend and lover "Sad" (short for Sad But Great)... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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If Not, Winter
Fragments of Sappho
Written by Sappho
Translated by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $16.95

Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sappho’s fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the... Read more >
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