Autobiography of Red

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  • Author(s): Anne Carson
  • Series:
    Vintage Contemporaries
  • Publication Information:
    Ed.: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999. New York : Vintage. 1999
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      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, 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.A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARNational Book Critics Circle Award Finalist'Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today.'--Michael Ondaatje'This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing.'--Alice Munro'A profound love story... sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender.'--The New York Times Book Review'A deeply odd and immensely engaging book.... [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday.'--The Village Voice
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780375701290. 9780345807014.
    • Accession Number:
      829300682
    • Accession Number:
      746068
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANNE CARSON. Autobiography of Red. New York: Vintage, 1999. v. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999ISBN 9780375701290. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Anne Carson. Autobiography of Red. Vol 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999. Vintage; 1999. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068
    • APA:
      Anne Carson. (1999). Autobiography of Red: Vol. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999. Vintage.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Anne Carson. 1999. Autobiography of Red. Vol. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999. Vintage Contemporaries. New York: Vintage. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068.
    • Harvard:
      Anne Carson (1999) Autobiography of Red. New York: Vintage (Vintage Contemporaries). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068 (Accessed: 28 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Anne Carson 1999, Autobiography of Red, vol 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999, Vintage Contemporaries, Vintage, New York, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Anne Carson. Autobiography of Red. Vol. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999, Vintage, 1999. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Anne Carson. Autobiography of Red. Vol. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999. Vintage Contemporaries. New York: Vintage, 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Anne Carson. Autobiography of Red [Internet]. New York: Vintage; 1999 [cited 2020 Nov 28]. (Vintage Contemporaries; vol. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed., Aug. 1999). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=746068