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Decreation

Decreation

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Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


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FormatE-book
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Open LibraryOL24291275M
ISBN 109780307520272
OCLC/WorldCa429940657

  As its subtitle indicates, Decreation is not simply a collection of lyric poems, but rather a book of new writing in a wide variety of genres. Besides thirty-four short lyrics, four essays and an opera libretto, the book includes a screenplay, the text of an oratorio, a cinematic “shot list,” a longer ekphrastic poem, and something that.   In Decreation there are essays and writing in other forms and she explores classical translators and recurring motifs and it’s all beautiful and moving but frequently out of my understanding and-I don’t feel unwelcome when I read Anne Carson, even when I don’t understand. I rarely feel unwelcome within a book, but sometimes I do.

Get this from a library! Decreation: poetry, essays, opera. [Anne Carson] -- "In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates "decreation"--An activity described by Simone Weil as "undoing the creature in us"--an undoing of self. But how can we undo self. Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera Anne Carson, Author. Knopf $ (p) ISBN "The Mirror of Simple Souls," a short opera and .

Get this from a library! Decreation: the last things of all creatures. [Paul J Griffiths] -- Death is not the end -- either for humans or for all creatures. But while Christianity has obsessed over the future of humanity, it has neglected the ends for nonhuman animals, inanimate creatures.   Maybe they even picked up a book once, but were put off either by the title (e.g. Decreation), the subtitle (e.g. Poetry, Essays, Opera), or the cover image (e.g. a translucent X-ray style image of a child’s frilly onesie, standing ominously without a child in it). In all likelihood, they put the book straight down.


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Decreation sets forth a theology of creation, redemption, and the refusal of redemption that is without equal in terms of erudition, elegance, and brilliant engagement with historically significant Christian teaching and doctrine. (Charles Taliaferro, Professor and Chair, Department of Decreation book, St.

Olaf College)Cited by: 6. Decreation is coy, playful, obscure, difficult & profound. In other words - it is experimental, like other works by Anne Carson. Where is the tiny give that begins to give you entry.

The book is transparent - yes, but slippery (note Decreation book undergarment photographed like a jellyfish on the cover)/5(10). Decreation book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Simone Weil described “decreation” as “undoing the creature in us”–an u /5.

Decreation may be her loneliest book–a theological treatise and dramatization of how to escape one’s self Carson attempts [this task] with great tenderness, framing the undoing as a work of love that compels one to forsake oneself in order to be something more–truer, more luminous, and also more transient.

The other’s claims upon the self—which induce unfinished obligation, unmet sleep, hunger—drive the tensions that sustain the scene of ethical relationality at the heart of this book.

Decreation and the Ethical Bind is a study in decreative ethics in which self-dispossession conditions responsiveness to a demand Decreation book preserve the other from. Anne Carson's new collection, Decreation, challenges the boundaries of poetic form, says Fiona Sampson Fiona Sampson Sat 23 Sep EDT First published on Sat 23 Sep EDT.

Decreation: poetry, essays, opera User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Carson here presents a hybrid collection of works she labels "poetry, essays, and opera" in poetic form and language.

As in her earlier books (e.g., The Beauty of the. Decreation sets forth a theology of creation, redemption, and the refusal of redemption that is without equal in terms of erudition, elegance, and brilliant engagement with historically significant Christian teaching and doctrine.

This is a remarkable book. In the clarity and care of its argumentation it is a model of theological : Baylor University Press. Decreation is coy, playful, obscure, difficult & profound.

In other words - it is experimental, like other works by Anne Carson. Where is the tiny give that begins to give you entry.

The book is transparent - yes, but slippery (note the undergarment photographed like a jellyfish on the cover)/5(3). Disconnection from God begins the decreation process.

This warning is no mere hyperbole. III. Reconnection with God produces recreation. God wants us to work with him in recreation. Isaiah and Revelation promise decreation and recreation.

Decreation may be her loneliest book–a theological treatise and dramatization of how to escape one’s self Carson attempts [this task] with great tenderness, framing the undoing as a work of love that compels one to forsake oneself in order to be something more–truer, more luminous, and also more : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Paul Griffiths's Decreation is systematic theology in grand, classical ing the notion of "eschatology" because of its ambiguity and (one suspects) its modernity, Griffiths probes the novissimum of creatures, the last things after which no novelty, no new state, will occur. Decreation Poetry, Essays, Opera (Book): Carson, Anne: In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson contemplates decreation-an activity described by Simone Weil as undoing the creature in us-an undoing of self.

But how can we undo self without movingthroughself, to the very inside of its definition. Where else can we start. Anne Carson'sDecreationstarts with form-the. Decreation and the Ethical Bind is a study in decreative ethics in which self-dispossession conditions responsiveness to a demand to preserve the other from harm.

In examining themes of obligation, vulnerability, and the force of weak speech that run from Levinas to Butler, the book situates Weil within a continental tradition of literary. Buy Decreation by Carson, Anne (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(6).

Carson’s latest book, Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera, fits well into this hybrid body of work, and yet it is even more deliciously diverse than its title would lead one to expect.

Its moods and forms range from steely lyric to lanky essay, from piquant ekphrasis to buoyant oratorio, from screenplay to opera. In Decreation, Paul J.

Griffiths explores how orthodox Christian theology might be developed to include the last things of all creatures. Griffiths employs traditional and historical Christian theology of the last things to create both a grammar and a lexicon for a new eschatology.

Simone Weil described decreation as undoing the creature in usan undoing of self. In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson explores this idea with characteristic brilliance and a tantalizing range of reference, moving from Aphrodite to Antonioni, Demosthenes to Annie Dillard, Telemachos to Trotsky, and writing in forms as varied as opera libretto, screenplay, Simone.

A couple of days ago I found –in a box of books – another of Ann Carson’s works, Decreation. Published in by Jonathan Cape, Decreation is an eccentric literary work where the reader becomes an astonished witness to something abrupt and unsettling but at the same time to something exciting and spiritual.

It is Weil's idea of decreation that governs the book. Weil, the 14th-century heretic mystic Marguerite Porete and the poet Sappho are praised by Carson for the nerve in Author: Deryn Rees-Jones. Decreation may be her loneliest book-a theological treatise and dramatization of how to escape one's self Carson attempts [this task] with great tenderness, framing the undoing as a work of love that compels one to forsake oneself in order to be something more-truer, more luminous, and also more transient.

/5(K).Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book. Simone Weil described “decreation” as “undoing the creature in us” -- an undoing of self.

In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson explores this idea with characteristic brilliance and a tantalizing range of reference, moving from Aphrodite to Antonioni.Decreation provides a penetrating forecast of that state beyond which there is no new thing in the condition of creatures.

And if less sensational than the apocalyptic ‘‘ante-chamber’’ to last things, each chapter in this book leaves the reader trembling variously—with discomfort, intellectual frisson, melancholy, and joyful : Michon M.

Matthiesen.