Gepubliceerd op: woensdag 20 maart 2013

Anne Carson, Red Doc >

Verslag van een e-mail-correspondentie met de Canadese dichteres Anne Carson naar aanleiding van haar nieuw boek Red Doc >.

As an e-mail correspondent, Carson was prompt and friendly but slightly unorthodox. She wrote almost entirely in lowercase letters. Her punctuation was irregular. Some questions she answered with several hundred words, others with only one or two (“no pets”). Others she ignored altogether. Her subject lines contained only punctuation marks: an angle bracket, a comma, parentheses. She always referred to me as “SA” and signed herself “ac.” As with her published writing, some of her e-mails were so strange and interesting that reading them made me shake my head in excitement and confusion and wonder.

Lees het stuk op NYT.

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