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Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson (PRE-ORDER)

Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson (PRE-ORDER)

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This is a volcanic journey into the soul of a winged red monster named Geryon. Tormented as a boy by his brother, Geryon escapes to a parallel world of photography. He falls deeply in love with Herakles, a golden young man, who deserts him at the peak of infatuation.

So Geryon retreats ever further into the world created by his camera, fascinated by his wings, his redness and the fantastic accident of who he is. But all is suddenly and irrevocably shattered by Herakles’ return. Autobiography of Red is a deceptively simple narrative filled with currents of meaning, emotion, and the truth about what it’s like to be red.

An extraordinary, modern epic poem - moving, disturbing and delightful.

'This book is amazing - I haven't discovered any writing in years that's so marvellously disturbing' Alice Munro

‘Anne Carson has created, from fragments of the Greek poet Stesichoros, a profound love story...forty-seven compulsively readable long-lined poems of intense cinematic detail’ Ruth Padel, New York Times Book Review

'Totally engrossing' Ocean Vuong



Publication: 4 Jul 2024, Penguin
ISBN: 9781784879020

Extent: 160 pages

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