By Anne Carson
A brand new YORK occasions remarkable e-book OF THE YEAR
National ebook Critics Circle Award Finalist
"Anne Carson is, for me, the main interesting poet writing in English today."--Michael Ondaatje
"This ebook is amazing--I haven't came across any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." --Alice Munro
The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a style in Autobiography of pink, a beautiful paintings that's either a singular and a poem, either an unconventional new edition of an old Greek delusion and a unconditionally unique coming-of-age tale set within the present.
Geryon, a tender boy who's additionally a winged crimson monster, finds the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he starts off on the age of 5. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate yet ineffectual mom, discovering solace at the back of the lens of his digital camera and within the hands of a tender guy named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him on the height of infatuation. while Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts back the ache of his hope and embarks on a trip that might unharness his inventive mind's eye to its fullest quantity. by way of turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and obtainable, richly layered and deceptively uncomplicated, Autobiography of purple is a profoundly relocating portrait of an artist coming to phrases with the wonderful coincidence of who he is.
"A profound love tale . . . sensuous and humorous, poignant, musical and tender."--The ny occasions booklet Review
"A deeply strange and immensely attractive booklet. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate strength the mythic underlying the explosive everyday." --The Village Voice