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Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
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Oct 10, 2009

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Read in November, 2009

Carson's command of the language is consummate, and there are lines in this work that are absolutely arresting. Among them: "Geryon's whole body formed one arch of a cry--upcast to that custom, the human custom of wrong love." And I did find the multi-hybrid form of the work interesting, at the end of the day it kind of left me cold. That is to say, it just didn't have that much emotional impact. Perhaps I'm just not reading carefully enough, or devoting sufficient attention (as with many things, it seems, these days). Reading more of Carson might help me figure out which.

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