Books written by Anne Carson

Eros the Bittersweet

Dalkey Archive Press | September 21, 1986 | 189 pages
A book about love as seen by the ancients, Eros is Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature. Beginning with: "It was Sappho who first called eros 'bittersweet.' No one who has been in love disputes her. What does the word mean?", Carson examines... More Info

Autobiography of Red

Vintage | September 21, 1999 | 149 pages
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the QSpell A.M. Klein Poetry Prize Award-winning poet Anne Carson joins the Vintage Canada list with this stunning work, both novel and poem, both unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek... More Info

Plainwater

Vintage Canada | September 21, 2018 | 272 pages
'Breathtaking. . . . A work of gorgeous innovation and a staunch hypnotic intelligence.' -- The Village Voice The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading and discussion of the work of Anne... More Info

The Albertine Workout

New Directions | September 21, 2018 | 64 pages
Anne Carson's take on Albertine, Marcel Proust's famous love interest  More Info

Nay Rather

February 15, 2014 | 40 pages
This cahier unites two texts by celebrated Canadian poet Anne Carson, encouraging readers to experience them alongside and illuminating each other. 'Variations on the Right to Remain Silent' is an essay on the stakes involved when translation happens, ranging from Homer through Joan of Arc to Paul... More Info