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Autobiography of red : a novel in verse

Author: Anne Carson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Novels in verse
Poetry
Adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carson, Anne, 1950-
Autobiography of red.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
(OCoLC)605398862
Named Person: Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Stesichorus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Carson
ISBN: 0375401334 9780375401336 9780375701290 037570129X
OCLC Number: 37975550
Description: 149 p. ; 23 cm.
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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