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Carson, Anne. MEN IN THE OFF HOURS. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 170 pages. Fine/Fine.

Collection of poetry and prose. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Anne Carson's "follow-up" collection to her stunning breakthrough, "Autobiography of Red" (1998). "Displays Anne Carson's signature mixture of opposites, the Classical and the Modern, cinema and print, narrative and verse. Reinvents figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson, and Audubon. She views the writings of Sappho, St. Augustine, and Catullus through a modern lens. She sets up startling juxtapositions (Lazarus among video paraphernalia; Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war). And in a final prose-poem, she meditates on the recent death of her mother. With its quiet, acute spirituality, its fearless wit and sensuality, and its joyful understanding that 'the fact of the matter for humans is imperfection', 'Men In The Off Hours' shows us Carson at her best" (Publisher's blurb). "Carson is a wisdom writer" (Harold Bloom). "The most exciting poet writing in English today" (Michael Ondaatje). An absolute "must-have" title for Anne Carson collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed (initialled, as is her custom), dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Respectfully, A C 2008". Anne Carson rarely does public appearances/signings, making signed copies of her books quite scarce. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living poet/writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANNE CARSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375408037. $100.00

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