Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse - Anne Carson

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Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red—a hybrid work of poetry and prose—is a contemporary queer reinterpretation of an ancient Greek myth, in which Geryon, a little winged monster, is slain by Hercules.  In Carson’s version, Geryon is a little red boy, a photographer, who falls in love with Hercules.  Carson imagines, in cinematic detail, the relationship between the boys.  The book is a testament to both young love and queer lives.

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ISBN: 9780375701290
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Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999