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Anne Carson

Anne Carson (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at Princeton University from 1980-1987. She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also won a Lannan Literary Award

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I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, becau ...

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There are different gradations of personhood in different poems. Some of them seem far away from me ...

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I never had much education in English poetry as such.

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Small, red, and upright he waited, gripping his new bookbag tight in one hand and touching a lucky p ...

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There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts ...

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All human desire is poised on an axis of paradox, absence and presence its poles, love and hate its ...

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To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living ...

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All myth is an enriched pattern, a two-faced proposition, allowing its operator to say one thing and ...

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You can get used to eating breakfast with a man in a fedora. You can get used to anything, my mother ...

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I will not stop singingthe Muses who set me dancing.

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At least half of your mind is always thinking, I'll be leaving; this won't last. It's a good Buddhis ...

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XXIV. And kneeling at the edge of the transparent sea I shall shape for myself a new heart from salt ...

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The words we read and words we write never say exactly what we mean. The people we love are never ju ...

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Lava bread makes you passionate.

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LIII.What is the holiness of conversation? It isto master death.

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