RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 40256006 LA English T1 Economy of the unlost : reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan A1 Carson, Anne,, PB Princeton University Press PP Princeton, N.J. YR 1999 SN 0691036772 9780691036779 AB "The ancient Greek lyric poet Simonides of Keos was the first poet in the Western tradition to take money for poetic composition. From this starting point, Anne Carson launches an exploration, poetic in its own right, of the idea of poetic economy. She offers a reading of certain of Simonides' texts and aligns these with writings of the modern Romanian poet Paul Celan, a Jew and survivor of the Holocaust, whose "economies" of language are notorious. Asking such questions as, What is lost when words are wasted? and Who profits when words are saved, Carson reveals the two poets' striking commonalities."--BOOK JACKET.