Red Doc>

Carson, Anne

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Red Doc>
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A continuation of the author's Autobiography of red (1998), following the characters in later life, but in a different style and with changed names.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307960580
0307960587
Characteristics: 167 p. ;,23 cm.

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Jun 12, 2013
  • dpecsreads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The sequel to Carson's "Autobiography of Red," "Red Doc>" is different in typography (the verse is now in single narrow, news-clipping-esque columns along the full page) and in cast of characters (with Carson straying further away from the original Stesichoros: Geryon is now simply G, and a wartorn Herakles simply "Sad But Great - capital S capital B capital G"), but it is an equally powerful text - and in the case of the final 20 pages, moreso. While "Autobiography" was a Joycean Bildungsroman with photography a key means of self-discovery, "Red Doc>" is a study of middle age, and of death, with Proust this time looming over the piece.

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