Float - Anne Carson
A collection of twenty-two chapbooks whose order is unfixed and whose topics are various.
Reading can be freefall.
One can begin with Carson puzzling through Proust on a frozen Icelandic plain, in the art-saturated enclaves of downtown New York City, or atop Mount Olympus as Zeus ponders his afterlife. There is a three-woman chorus of Gertrude Steins embodying an essay about ‘falling’, and an investigation of monogamy and marriage as Carson anticipates the perfect egg her husband is cooking for breakfast.
Jonathan Cape, 2016
175 x 239mm