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Economy of the Unlost: (Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan)

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Economy of the Unlost: (reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan) - Carson, Anne
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The ancient Greek lyric poet Simonides of Keos was the first poet in the Western tradition to take money for poetic composition. From this starting point, Anne Carson launches an exploration, poetic in its own right, of the idea of poetic economy. She offers a reading of certain of Simonides' texts and aligns these with writings of the modern Romanian poet Paul Celan, a Jew and survivor of the Holocaust, whose economies of language are notorious. Asking such questions as, What is lost when words are wasted? and Who profits ...

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Economy of the Unlost: (reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan) 2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691091754

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Economy of the Unlost: (Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan) 1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691036779

Hardcover