Paperback, 272 pages

English language

Published Oct. 10, 2006 by Vintage.

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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 form--the undoing of form. Form is various here: opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, rapture. The undoing is tender, but tenderness can change everything, or so the author appears to believe.From the Hardcover edition.

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