Autobiography of Red

Autobiography of Red A Novel in Verse

Paperback (15 Jul 1999) | English

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Synopsis

In this extraordinary epic poem, 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 colour 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780224059732
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Pub date:
DEWEY: 811.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6219
Number of pages: 149
Weight: 228g
Height: 216mm
Width: 160mm
Spine width: 14mm