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Ann Carson's "Autobiography of Red"
A look at the characters in Ann Carson's "Autobiography of Red".
# 125962 | 500 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Mythology) , Literature (Canadian)

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This paper discusses the characters Stesichorus, Geryon, Geryoneis, and Herakles from Ann Carson's "Autobiography of Red", explaining their alter egos in mythology.

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"Ann Carson's "Autobiography of Red" features the names Stesichorus, Geryon, Geryon's red dog Geryoneis and Herakles. Carson did not invent these figures, they have a reality outside her fiction. Stesichorus, for example, was a poet whose name means chorus master. Inspired by Homer, he specialized in long narrative poems having mythological themes and wrote similar stories such as "The Wooden Horse" and "The Capture of Troy". Stesichorus is said to have been struck blind for writing a..."

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