Wrong Norma

Category: Book
By (author): Carson, Anne
Subject:  POETRY / American / General
  POETRY / Ancient & Classical
  POETRY / Canadian / General
  POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Published: February 2024
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 9.00in x 7.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Published here in a stunning edition with images created by Carson, several of the twenty-five startling poetic prose pieces have appeared in magazines and journals like The New Yorker and The Paris Review. As Carson writes: "Wrong Norma is a collection of writings about different things, like Joseph Conrad, Guantánamo, Flaubert, snow, poverty, Roget's Thesaurus, my Dad, Saturday night. The pieces are not linked. That's why I've called them ‘wrong.'" 

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Carson applies the habits of classical scholarship, the linguistic rigor, the relentless search for evidence, the jigsaw approach to scattered facts, to the trivia of contemporary private life.

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She is one of the few writers writing in English that I would read anything she wrote.

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I haven't discovered any writing in years that's so marvelously disturbing. I just feel so happy that she's around.

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Her work is full of moments of startling originality and beauty.

Biographical Note

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living.