Economy of the unlost : reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Economy of the unlost : reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan

Author: Anne Carson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 2002.
Series: Martin classical lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Simonides; Paul Celan; Paul Celan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Carson
ISBN: 0691091757 9780691091754
OCLC Number: 48783874
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Note on Method --
Prologue --
False Sail --
Vienation --
Visibles Invisibles --
Epitaphs --
Negation --
Epilogue --
All Candled Things --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Martin classical lectures.
Responsibility: Anne Carson.

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Offers a reading of certain of Simonides' texts and aligns these with writings of the modern Romanian poet Paul Celan. Asking such questions as, What is lost when words are wasted? and Who profits  Read more...

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