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Short Talks

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4/5 (29 ratings)
Length:
75 pages
33 minutes
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Released:
Apr 1, 2015
ISBN:
9781771313704
Format:
Book

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Deluxe redesign of the two-time Griffin Award winner's first poetry collection. Includes new material.

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the first of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This new edition of Short Talks features a foreword by the poet Margaret Christakos, a "Short Talk on Afterwords" by Carson herself, and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

First issued in 1992, this is Carson's first and only collection of poems published with an independent Canadian press. It announced the arrival of a profound, elegiac and biting new voice. Short Talks can comfortably stand alongside Carson's other bestselling and award-winning works.
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 1, 2015
ISBN:
9781771313704
Format:
Book

About the author

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. A former MacArthur Fellow, awards for her numerous books include the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Red Doc> was recently awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize. Her first full poetry collection Short Talks was published by Brick Books in 1992 and is now presented as a new edition in 2015 – Short Talks: Brick Books Classics 1.


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Short Talks - Anne Carson

"Short Talks was Anne Carson’s first book of poems, and it signaled to the world of poetry that a new and distinctive voice had arrived on the scene."

— JOHN EBEN FIELD, thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

"Each piece in Anne Carson’s Short Talks is a startling gem—some disorienting, some intimate, some wry, some wistful, many bright and impish. This volume, slender in multiple dimensions, will be easy to return to again and again."

— VICKI ZIEGLER, Book Gaga

It’s the unexpectedness of Carson’s observations that makes Short Talks so appealing.. . .

— BARBARA CAREY, Books in Canada

"Anne Carson’s short talks are witty, concise and true. She writes with the precision of a diamond-cutter. Every facet of each piece is made to shine. Every sentence is lambent. Multum in parvo indeed!"

— RACHEL WYATT

The voice is laconic and composed but its images come off these pages resonant (more than resonant, shaking) with their own newness. ‘What if the names for things were utterly different?’ it asks, and goes on to show us how things glow when their utterly right names reach them.

— DON COLES

SHORT TALKS

BOOKS BY ANNE CARSON


POETRY & PROSE

Eros the Bittersweet · 1986

Short Talks · 1992

Glass, Irony, and God · 1995

Plainwater · 1995

Economy of the Unlost · 1999

Autobiography of Red · 1999

Men in the Off Hours · 2000

The Beauty of the Husband · 2001

Decreation · 2005

Nox · 2010

Antigonick · 2012

Red Doc> · 2013

TRANSLATIONS

Electra (Sophocles) · 2001

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho · 2002

Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides · 2006

An Oresteia (Aiskhylos, Sophokles, Euripides) · 2009

Iphigenia among the Taurians (Euripides) · 2014

Anne Carson

Short Talks

with a new afterword by the author

and a new introduction by

Margaret Christakos

BRICK BOOKS

Copyright © Anne Carson, 1992, 2015

Brick Books Classics first edition, 2015

ISBN 978-1-77131-370-4

We acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for their support of our publishing program.

BRICK BOOKS

431 Boler Road, Box 20081

London, Ontario

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    The poetry remains in the small thinks, in this short talks. Carson creates her poems with precision, she knows her language and how to enhace it. Every talk, every poem that conform this book, are short but are like a seed that grow in the reader. This book evoques poetic traditions like the chinesse and the japanese where the poetic voice is a watcher and the poem is at the same time the image that watch and his emotional (and intelectual) state.