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"Geryon lived on an island in the Atlantic," his autobiographer writes, although elsewhere the place can sound Canadian.
"Every second Tuesday in winter Geryon's father and brother went to hockey practice.
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Anne Carson Genre ~Bender Third Saturday Poesy Cafe September 18, 2010 (amended March 2017 ) Facilitator: Tom Corrado Why I Like Anne Carson I was seduced.Now we are going one step further to become completely ad-free.This means you will always be able to read us without roadblocks or barriers to entry.") is followed in the front matter by "Red Meat: Fragments of Stesichoros" and three Appendices (on the blinding of the Greek poet Stesichoros by Helen) in the best mock-academic tone.Although it's half mind game, a whirring puzzle, is at its center dead-serious.in a bus depot that Geryon meets Herakles, in Chapter 7 ("Change"), which begins: "Somehow Geryon made it to adolescence." As 16-year-old Herakles steps off the bus from New Mexico, "The world poured back and forth between their eyes once or twice" and from that moment, in 14-year-old Geryon's mind, they were "two superior eels / at the bottom of the tank and they recognized each other like italics." Throughout "), Red ends up back on the island briefly, devastated; then contemplative in Buenos Aires (later, by purest chance, with Herakles again and his new lover), in Lima, and finally in the Quechua Andes above the capital.The disorientation of being the only winged red creature at school flies smoothly into the disorientations of travel.The point of Carson used the word "triangulate" for what Eros does, and a downside was inherent in the Greeks' idea: the god was no Hallmark cupid but blinding, dazzling; omnipotential trouble.Carson in earlier poems (or "essays"--as in ) addressed this between a man and a woman: once in the irascible and hilarious "Just for the Thrill," with its extended, sub-marital camping trip across America; once in "The Glass Essay," amid a Cathy-and-Heathcliff epic.Herakles in South America is a beach-bum-oblivious American tourist.Geryon watches him bend situations with his bare hands, and eros moves toward different confusions.