Anne Carson – Red Doc>

anne_carsonIn a rare UK performance Canadian poet Anne Carson read from her recent verse novel Red Doc>, a sequel to her 1998 Autobiography of Red. In the earlier book Geryon, a version of the red, winged monster slain by Herakles in his tenth labour, was a moody, gay teenage boy who falls for the suave charmer Herakles, only to be ultimately rejected by him. In Red Doc> he reappears as G, older, wearily aware of time’s flight, and Herakles as a war veteran, haunted by his past.
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‘Her ambition is one thing’, wrote Sarah Crown in the Guardian; ‘the fact that it is so completely achieved is, frankly, something else … The best stories don’t have beginnings or endings, not really, but they do have great tellers. Carson is, simply, one of the very best.’
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This event took place with the generous assistance of The Poetry Society.

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