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ISBN-10: 0375707573
ISBN-13: 9780375707575
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 02/19/2002
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.18" W, 0.55" H

The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos

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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.

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"An exquisite meditation on love and loss that reads with the emotional depth-and with the ongoing resonance-of a great novel."-Elle

"[An] eerie, elliptical, very beautiful elegy for a failed marriage.... Her verse pierces the mind with a laserlike light."-The New York Times

"Her best book.... Her poetry's form and sensibility are quite unlike anything else."-The Globe & Mail (Toronto)

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ISBN-10: 0375707573
ISBN-13: 9780375707575
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 02/19/2002
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.18" W, 0.55" H
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