Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News at Eleven: The most animated moments in my discussions

with [Anne] Carson came when she spoke about boredom, which she can't stand. ("I will do anything to avoid boredom," she once wrote. "It is the task of a lifetime.") When she writes, she has a constant drive to feel as if she's doing something new with every sentence. When she lectures, regardless of the subject, she wants to uproot people.

"I'm really trying to make people's minds move, you know, which is not something they're naturally inclined to do," she told me.

from The New York Times: The Inscrutable Brilliance of Anne Carson
then National Post: Q&A with Anne Carson, author of Red Doc>


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