Autobiography of Red

Autobiography of Red

A Novel in Verse

Book - 1998
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Random House, Inc.
In her first novel in verse, Anne Carson bridges the gap between classicism and the modern, poetry and prose, with a volcanic journey into the soul of a winged red monster named Geryon.

There is a strong mixture of whimsy and sadness in Geryon's story. He is tormented as a boy by his brother, escapes to a parallel world of photography, and falls in love with Herakles--a golden young man who leaves Geryon at the peak of infatuation. Geryon retreats ever further into the world created by his camera, until that glass house is suddenly and irrevocably shattered by Herakles' return. Running throughout is Geryon's fascination with his wings, the color red, and the fantastic accident of who he is.

Autobiography of Red is a deceptively simple narrative layered with currents of meaning, emotion, and the truth about what it's like to be red. It is a powerful and unsettling story that moves, disturbs, and delights.

Baker & Taylor
A novel in verse bridges the gap between modernity and classicism with a story about a winged red monster named Geryon, who retreats into the world of photography after losing a male lover

Baker
& Taylor

An award-winning poet bridges the gap between modernity and classism, prose and poetry, with an evocative journey into the soul of a winged red monster named Geryon, who retreats into the world of photography after losing a male lover.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375401336
0375401334
Branch Call Number: 811.54 CAR
Characteristics: 149 p. ; 23 cm.

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