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Autobiography of red : a novel in verse

Author: Anne Carson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Novels in verse
Poetry
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carson, Anne, 1950-
Autobiography of red.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
(DLC) 97049472
(OCoLC)37975550
Named Person: Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Stesichorus.; Heracles, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Carson
ISBN: 9780345807014 0345807014
OCLC Number: 605398862
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Short-listed for Boston Book Review (Fiction) 1999
Description: 1 online resource (149 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Red meat: what differenced did Steisichorus make --
-Red meat: what difference did stesichoros make? --
Red meat: what difference did stesichoros make? --
Red meat: fragments of stesichoros --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Appendix C --
Autobiography of red Interview.
Responsibility: Anne Carson.

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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.

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