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Scrapbook of loss,
This review is from: Nox (Hardcover)
Ann Carson's poetry continually breaks new ground. Here she has persuaded a publisher to reproduce her deeply felt scapbook of material produced when she learns of her long-unheard-from brother's death. Apparent etymological explanations of each Latin word of a Catullus poem in response to his brother's death[ASIN:0199537577 The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)], unfold as a deep examination of the night into which we all must go. Atmospheric photos, painfully recalled letters and funeral memorials build to a moving memory of her brother - the reader feels as though Carson's actual book of material is in her hands. No rhyme, no lines of verse - just this unique elegy, re-valuing a lost part of herself.