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Anne Carson reads from Red Doc> at the Los Angeles Central Library
May 30, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT
Fifteen years ago, in Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson, critically acclaimed poet, essayist, translator and classics professor, wrote about a boy named Geryon and his love affair with Herakles. In her newest work Red Doc>, Carson revisits these characters in later life, yet creates a dreamlike offshoot, abandoning her previous style and narrative threads while moving towards the perilous edge of living past the end of one’s myth.
Anne Carson reads as part of ALOUD, one of the many free programs the Library Foundation makes possible at the Los Angeles Public Library.