Autobiography of Red

Author(s): Anne Carson

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The winged red monster Geryon's story is a mixture of whimsy and sadness. 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. This is an epic poem.


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'Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today. Autobiography of Red is a wonderful, mongrel work, a strange and ambitious bridge between classical texts and contemporary autobiographical poetry' - Michael Ondaatje

Shortlisted for T S Eliot Prize 1999 and TS Eliot Prize 1999.

Anne Carson was born in Canada and has been a professor of Classics for over thirty years. Her awards and honours include the T. S. Eliot Prize, a Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Prize, on two occasions, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.

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  • : 9780224059732
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • : 0.297
  • : July 1999
  • : 217mm X 162mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Anne Carson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 811.54
  • : 149