New Directions Book,New York, 2010. 1st ed. Illustrated leporello in hard bound box. A facsimile of a hand made book that the author made after the death of her brother. In Nox Carson tries to picture her brother through diary notes, letters and photographs, forming the book as a dialogue with Roman poet Catullus, who wrote an epitaph for his brother, too. 'Anne Carson is a professor of Classics as well as a poet, essayist and translator. 'In the small world of people who keep up with contemporary poetry,' wrote Daphne Merkin in the New York Times Book Review, 'Anne Carson, a Canadian professor of classics, has been cutting a large swath, inciting both envy and admiration.' Carson has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her 'unclassifiable' publishing career. In addition to her many highly-regarded translations of classical writers such as Sappho and Euripides, and her triptych rendering of An Oresteia (2009), Carson has published poems, essays, libretti, prose criticism and verse novels that often cross genres. Known for her supreme erudition - Merkin called her 'one of the great pasticheurs' - Carson's poetry can also be heart-breaking and she regularly writes on love, desire, sexual longing and despair.' (Poetry Foundation). From the library of the late Sir Kenneth James Dover.