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Nox by Anne Carson
Nox by Anne Carson
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Grief, 1 Sep 2010
Nox is a moving poem presented in a beautiful way. The poem, like a working note book, concertinas out of the box and each page is a gem. Images, words, scribbles and definitions of words being translated from a poem by Catullus, all come together as a way for the poet to explore her feelings of loss for her estranged dead brother. The first page has a blurred (as if wet with tears) typewritten text of the Catullus poem. Through the course of Nox the words from the Catullus poem are translated and defined and interspersed with this are Anne Carson's thoughts, reflections, memories of her brother, along with photographic images, drawings and collages. The pace at which the poem literally… Read more