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A little button at the end of each range activated the fluorescent track above it.No novelist could have gotten away with that last line. Yet it's very much to the point: Carson's Geryon is, among other things, a camera freak who doesn't understand that an observer must inevitably alter the nature of the thing observed. Here is Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, cheek-by-jowl with the ancients! And indeed, Carson's achievement is to interweave the archaic and the modern so seamlessly that by the time we finish reading Autobiography of Red, the entire landscape looks inside out. --Mark Rudman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A yellowing 5 x 7 index card
Scotch-taped below each button said EXTINGUISH LIGHT WHEN NOT IN USE.
Geryon went flickering
through the ranges like a bit of mercury flipping the switches on and off.
The librarians thought him
a talented boy with a shadow side.
Beautifully written and extremely visual wording. Hint of a love story is the cherry on top.Published 2 months ago by Lauto Kuhrt
I have gotten so much out of this little book of fantastic poems... it has completely reinvented the way I think of poetry. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Randi
This re-imagining of the classical mythological material featuring Geryon, a red, winged monster whose red cattle were stolen by Herakles, is rooted only very tenuously in its... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Louis Foster
I don't think I've loved any book as much as I love this book. It's a bit hard to understand at first but once you get it, you just feel so much. Read morePublished 8 months ago by axxonboltz
I don't know what else to say. An amazing work of literature. I'm in awe of Carson and her writing here.Published 10 months ago by micahrowland