The Beauty of the Husband
A Fictional Essay in 29 TangosBook - 2001
The Beauty Of The Husbandis 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: New York : Knopf, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 147 p. ; 23 cm