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Author Carson, Anne, 1950-

Title Economy of the Unlost : (Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan)
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (156 pages)
Series Martin Classical Lectures
Martin classical lectures.
Contents Contents; Note on Method; PROLOGUE: False Sail; CHAPTER I: Alienation; CHAPTER II: Visibles Invisibles; CHAPTER III: Epitaphs; CHAPTER IV: Negation; EPILOGUE: All Candled Things; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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' strikin
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Subject Simonides -- Criticism and interpretation
Celan, Paul.Paul, 1920-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation
Comparative literature -- German and Greek.
Comparative literature -- Greek and German.
Economics in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400823153 (electronic bk.)
9781400823154 (electronic bk.)