October 23, 2021

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Spain’s Asturias award honours Canadian poet Anne Carson

Spain's Asturias award honours Canadian poet Anne Carson

Canadian essayist and poet Anne Carson, author of the non-fiction e book Eros the Bittersweet and the verse novel Autobiography of Crimson, will be honoured this year with just one of Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Awards.

The jury of the literature award — 1 of the eight handed out annually by a basis named right after the heir to the Spanish throne, stated Thursday that Carson “has reached a amount of depth and mental solvency that place her amongst the most superb writers of the existing.”

With her robust history in classical research and languages, Carson is recognized for combining poetry, translation, prose and even script-composing into her will work.

Based loosely on a Greek myth, 1998’s Autobiography of Red is 1 of her most effective-acknowledged guides.

Autobiography of Red, amid Carson’s best acknowledged functions, is a modern day retelling of Greek mythology. (Peter Smith)

At 69, she has been outlined as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature in the latest decades. She at the moment teaches at the University of Michigan.

“Her perform maintains a commitment to emotion and imagined, with the research of custom and the renewed existence of Humanities as a way to attain greater awareness of our time,” the jury wrote in its determination.

The once-a-year Princess of Asturias awards, in categories ranging from arts to sporting activities, are among the most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking earth. Recipients are awarded €50,000 (about $76,000 Cdn) at a lavish ceremony in Oct. 

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