Wednesday, December 21, 2011

short talks by anne carson


This collection of "short talks," or, simply put, paragraphs, covers a wide range of topics, including the following Short Talk on Brigitte Bardot:

"Brigitte Bardot is on the prowl. What
does she want, a slave? to satisfy her
hungers and make beautiful photo-
graphs. Whose slave is it? She does not
care, she will make the slave shine. Per-
fect. La folie, she will think to herself."

Ms. Carson is the author of The Beauty of the Husband, a fictional essay in twenty-nine tangos, not to be missed.