Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

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Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson, and an exploration of the lives and myths of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy—iconic beauties who lived millennia apart.

A thrilling and thoughtful meditation on the destabilising and destructive power of beauty, this had its world premiere at The Shed in New York City, starring Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming.

Title:Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781786827616
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    Norma Jeane Baker of Troy Reviews

  • kit!

    not to flex but i bought a signed copy of this today...love you anne!...

  • Will

    In a brilliant exploration of the life of women in the spotlight, poet and classicist Anne Carson lays bare the deep continuities of our social world, even as the surface has seemed to change. We all ...

  • Jackie

    god i would die for anne carson. she writes, “sometimes i think language should cover its own eyes when it speaks”. unbelievable!...

  • Mina-Louise

    ‘Oh I need a drink.Or a big bowl of whipped cream. I’ve got to think.NORMA JEANE sits, takes out her knitting.’I was scared I wouldn’t love this, as it seems a bit obvious. But this was a joy ...

  • Doug

    I was intrigued by descriptions of the original stage production of this last year, with Ben Whishaw and Renee Fleming - but it appears that MOST of what intrigued me was added by director Katie Mitch...

  • Marcus Hobson

    This is a wonderful little book that ruins my aversion for awarding five star reviews by simply being brilliant. 68 short pages and ten of those are blank. Wonderfully playful, ceaselessly inventive, ...

  • Eily Mac

    This is a little volume to read over and over. It also launched an hour-long, wine-primed argument between my mother and myself wherein she believed we were debating Anna Nicole Smith the whole time, ...

  • Jonathan

    “There is a stark awareness nowadays that we need new ways of thinking about female icons like Helen or Marilyn Monroe, new ways to revolve the traditional male version of such events 180 degrees an...

  • Charlie

    I'll be thinking about this one for awhile: a really interesting transhistorical interrogation of Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe and the timelessness of violence and gendered violence in both real s...

  • Charlie Kruse

    Reading a bunch of tiny books to jumpstart my riding challenge but god I could just read everything from Anne Carson. So succinct and funny and weird, she's up there with Eliot Weinberger in their spe...