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Anne Carson reads from her book Nox, which is an epitaph for her brother who ran away and died in Copenhagen. 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.

In this video Anne Carson (b 1950) starts by introducing Nox and by reading Catullus’ poem 101 in latin. Anne Carson’ asked Danish poet Pejk Malinovski to read some parts of Nox in the Danish translation.

Nox means ’night’ in latin. The book is a foldout of letters, photography, poems and is regarded as one of Carson’s most outstanding works.

Recorded at thel Louisiana Literature festival, August 2012.

Edited by Honey Biba Beckerlee

Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Christian Lund

Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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