Red Doc

by Anne Carson

Red Doc

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In her follow-up to Autobiography of Red, poet Anne Carson revisits the myth of Geryon and Herakles.

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Guns, God And A Reggae Beat: A 2013 Poetry Preview

Rarely do books of poetry get sequels, but the big collection of 2013 is sure to be Anne Carson's follow-up to her now-legendary 1999 verse-novel Autobiography of Red, about the coming of age and erotic awakening of a (literal) boy-demon named Geryon. He is simply called "G" in Red Doc>, which, in prose poems and blocky verse-strophes, takes him through today's complex, technologically infused world. With a wise naivety he wonders things like, "...Why is/ everyone always

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