Tuesday, March 05, 2013

News at Eleven: Whether or not that's true, fragments are,

thematically and formally, the atomic unit of [Anne] Carson's work. They are also emotionally paradoxical entities--evidence of the inevitable breaking up of things, yet also evidence of those things, proof that once there was a story here. Like all survivors, they are both tragic and miraculous: scattered, lonesome, lucky, lighting their flares across the wreckage of time. And sometimes they burn back into fire: the myth of Geryon, the Geryoneis, Autobiography of Red, Red Doc>. "After a story is told," Carson once wrote, "there are some moments of silence. Then words begin again."

from Vulture: Schulz on Anne Carson's Time-Traveling, Mind-Bending Red Doc>


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