Anne Carson’s The Glass Essay: A reading by Maggie Siff / A reading by Maggie Siff - The 92nd Street Y, New York

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Christopher Lightfoot Walker Reading Series

Anne Carson’s The Glass Essay

A reading by Maggie Siff
Maggie Siff

Whenever I visit my mother / I feel I am turning into Emily Brontë, / my lonely life around me like a moor…

Acclaimed actor Maggie Siff (Billions) performs a reading of Anne Carson’s classic poem, “The Glass Essay.”

“Read ‘The Glass Essay’—a poem richer than most novels nowadays. See how in its utter clarity of narration it weaves and conflates one theme with another, how it works in the Brontës as daimons to preside over the poem and to haunt it, how it tells two strong stories with Tolstoyan skill,” wrote Guy Davenport. “This is a boldly new kind of poem. Anne Carson’s powers of invention are apparently infinite.”

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