Bibliography: Anne Carson

I don’t always love Anne Carson’s work. Autobiography of Red is one of my favorite books of contemporary poetry (can we call it that?) but Red Doc> was too much for me. But even when I don’t like an individual work, I love what I see to be her life’s project — connecting the classical world with the contemporary. Using the very old to build something very new. There is no one else out there like her. Here’s my idiosyncratic bibliography of her work and related resources.*


Eros the Bittersweet (1986) Princeton University Press

Glass, Irony, and God (1992) New Directions Publishing Company

Short Talks (1992) Brick Books

Plainwater (1995) Knopf

Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (1998) Knopf

Economy of the Unlost: Reading Simonides of Ceos with Paul Celan (1999) Princeton University Press

Men in the Off Hours (2001) Knopf

Electra (translation) (2001) Oxford

The Beauty of the Husband (2001) Knopf

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002) Knopf

Wonderwater (Alice Offshore) (volume two, Answer Scars, a collaboration with Roni Horn) (2004) Steidl

Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera (2005) Knopf

Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides (translation) (2006) New York Review Books Classics

An Oresteia (Translation of Agamemnon, Elektra, Orestes.) (2009) Faber and Faber

NOX (2010) New Directions, incorporating Catullus 101 of Catullus

Antigonick (2012) New Directions

Red Doc> (2013) Knopf.

Iphigenia among the Taurians (translation) (2014) University of Chicago Press


The Albertine Workout (2014) New Directions


Odi et Amo Ergo Sum (1986) PhD Dissertation, University of Toronto

About Carson:

The Inscrutible Brilliance of Anne Carson, Sam Anderson — A clever, and short, profile of Carson

Anne Carson

As always, if I’ve read the book, the link goes to my review. If not, it goes to amazon or another source. Theoretically, if enough people purchase a book from one of these links, I receive a small amount of money. This rarely happens.

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  1. Review: Carson’s Norma Jean Baker of Troy | Milo and the Calf

    […] Carson is a genius. An actual genius. She’s a Greek scholar, and a gifted poet and novelist. She’s also someone I’ve admired for years. In fact, I have a whole page of this website devoted to her. […]

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