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Author Carson, Anne, 1950-

Title Autobiography of red : a novel in verse / Anne Carson.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.54 C239a 1998    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 149 p. ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Red meat: what difference did Stesichoros make -- Red meat: fragments of Stesichoros -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Autobiography of red -- Interview.
Summary A novel in verse on a homosexual romance between two boys. Geryon "understood / that people need / acts of attention from one another, does it really matter which acts? / He was fourteen. / 'Sex is a way of getting to know someone, ' / Herakles had said. He was sixteen." 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.
Subject Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Poetry.
Stesichorus. Gryonis -- Adaptations.
Epic poetry, Greek -- Adaptations.
Monsters -- Poetry.
Heracles (Greek mythological character) (OCoLC)fst00955263
Gryonis (Stesichorus) (OCoLC)fst01913971
Epic poetry, Greek. (OCoLC)fst00913902
Monsters. (OCoLC)fst01025752
Genre/Form Novels in verse.
Novels in verse.
Adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01423910
Novels in verse. (OCoLC)fst01921724
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 0375401334

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