Summary Of Anne Carson's Beauty Of The Husband

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Case Study Essay: Anne Carson's Beauty of the Husband. In Anne Carson’s Beauty of the Husband, a textual world about two disturbed lovers is described in a quasi-narrative experimental poetry about a nameless, nondescript woman writing about her romantic relationship. The poetry is experimental using 29 ‘tangos’ as the basic structure of each of the poems and is free of any sort of traditional form of any sort. When confronted with a book such as Carson’s questions about its effectiveness need to be analyzed. The reason why a talented writer like Miss. Carson would write a book of this style is simply beyond my plebonic mind. I speculated that the reason she is writing the story in this way to is increase some sense of plot ambiguity and to heighten the reader's inference of the narrative arc. For example,…show more content…
As Raymond Carver put it best, “At the risk of appearing foolish, a writer sometimes needs to be able to just stand and gape at this or that thing—a sunset or an old shoe—in absolute and simple amazement”. There is a sense of grandeur about her use of words or lack of to describe sorts of romanticized version of the mondante and/or nature acuances. For example, I pulled an clip from the II tango: …………… Beauty. No great secret. Not ashamed to say I loved him for his beauty. As I would again if he came near. Beauty convinces. You know beauty makes sex possible. Beauty makes sex sex. ………... In conclusion, Carson experimental writing of quasi-narrative prose is definitely a fresh look on a very old and established genre. The writing lacked in common ground that allows the reader to latch on to any macro themes that she presented. Thus the work feels disjointed and unorganized. This is an intriguing frame because it ability to act as a mirror into our own feelings about a topic that we might not otherwise attend
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