The Beauty of the Husband

The Beauty of the Husband

A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

Book - 2001
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The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keats's idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end.

This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice -- 29 "tangos" of narrative verse that take us vividly through erotic, painful, and heartbreaking scenes from a long-time marriage that falls apart. Only award-winning poet Anne Carson could create a work that takes on the oldest of lyrical subjects -- love -- and make it this powerful, this fresh, this devastating.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House of Canada Ltd., c2001
ISBN: 9780676974751
0676974759
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Carso
Characteristics: 147 p

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