Autobiography of red is the story of a boy named geryon who at least in a metaphorical sense is the greek monster geryon it is unclear how much of the mythological geryons connection to the storys geryon is literal and how much is metaphorical. 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 re creation 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 . Autobiography of red anne carson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the award winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem both an unconventional re creation of an ancient greek myth and a wholly original coming of age story set in the present geryon. The actual story the autobiography of red begins with narratives of geryons childhood as a whole that story is told in a series of short chapters each headed with a single sentence commenting on and or summing up aspects of that chapter with the writing in general containing a great deal of poetic imagery and language. Autobiography of red a novel in verse anne carson knopf 23 herakles or hercules or heracles depending on the movie tv series comic book or poem was even before his labors much more famous than the king who set them
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