Autobiography of Red

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Product Number: Z100116906
Released: May 24, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515926849
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional recreation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is.

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Author(s): Anne Carson
Original Publish Date: May 24, 2016

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Author(s): Anne Carson
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Product Number DD25976
Released: May 24, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515906841
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Author(s): Anne Carson
Product Number EB00173301
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780345807014

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