Elizabeth Lowry: Anne Carson, 5 October 2000
Show More Economy of the Unlost (Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan) by Anne Carson.
Princeton, 147 pp., £18.95, July 1999, 0 691 03677 2Show More
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse by Anne Carson.
Cape, 149 pp., £10, July 1999, 0 224 05973 4Show More
“... I am going to end up talking about love, but let me start by talking about money. Money, as Marx tells us, is the enemy of mankind and social bonds. ‘If you suppose man to be man and his relation to be a human one,’ he writes, ‘then you can only exchange love for love, trust for trust.’ Money, on the other hand, ‘changes fidelity into infidelity, love into hate, hate into love, virtue into vice, vice into virtue, slave into master, master into slave, stupidity into wisdom, wisdom into stupidity ...”