Discuss Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson with Twin Cities area alumni
- 9:30 PM
Tuesday Aug 22, 2017
Hosted by Carlye Novak '09
Note that address information for the event will be provided in the confirmation letter upon registration.
Join Twin Cities alumni for a lively discussion of Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red.
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About the book....
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 Geryon at the peak of his infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon again confronts the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that unleashes 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, a book about which Alice Munro commented, "I haven’t discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." - PenguinRandomHouse
About the author...
Anne Carson was born in Canada in 1950. In addition to the works addressed in this guide, she has written Economy of the Unlost, Eros the Bittersweet and Glass, Irony and God. She has also produced translations of Sappho (If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, forthcoming in 2002) and Electra of Sophocles. A 2000 MacArthur fellow, she is a professor of classics at McGill University.
This event is for: Alumni
Sponsored By: Alumni Chapter - Minneapolis-St. Paul
Categories: Alumni Events