Monday, November 9, 2009

Autobiography of Red

My English instructor recommended this book to me, saying
You may enjoy this.
She's a poet, and
The pieces of hers I've read, I've
Enjoyed. Anne Carson's "Autobiography of
Red" is interesting. Not something I would have picked up on my own,
Yet, something I enjoyed.

Outwardly, its
Format is described as a Novel in Verse.

Definitely peotic prose rather than prosaic poetry. It's something that's
Effectively ouside my experience. It's two stories layered, or
A case of one story
Twined and twinned -- an update of the story of
Hercules and Geryon. If anyone else has read it, can you illuminate it?

No comments:

Post a Comment