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Men in the Off Hours by Anne Carson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: thesis-annotations

sigh. to explain why you should read this book now would be to write my MFA annotation on it --- and let's face it, that's not going to happen.

suffice it to say, you should read this book. it has all of Carson's poetic depth, insight into both language and human experience, and a heart-boggling take on gender, history, and power. I literally had to put the book down several times to recover from the beautiful tragedy of it.

standout work: TV Men (Antigone, Akhmatova, Catherine Deneuve and the Woolf/Thucydides conversation particularly) and the essay on feminine boundaries in antiquity.
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Reading Progress

August 19, 2012 – Started Reading
August 19, 2012 – Shelved
August 25, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 5, 2012 – Shelved as: thesis-annotations

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A was it as good as we hoped?

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Anamika love this one.

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