Eros the Bittersweet

Eros the Bittersweet

by Anne Carson
     
 

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A book about romantic love, Eros the Bittersweetis Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature. Beginning with, "It was Sappho who first called eros 'bittersweet.' No one who has been in love disputes her," Carson examines her subject from numerous points of view, creating a lyrical meditation in the tradition

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A book about romantic love, Eros the Bittersweetis Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature. Beginning with, "It was Sappho who first called eros 'bittersweet.' No one who has been in love disputes her," Carson examines her subject from numerous points of view, creating a lyrical meditation in the tradition of William Carlos Williams's Spring and All and William H. Gass's On Being Blue.

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“Highly recommended.

Michael Ondaatje

Anne Carson is a rare talent-brilliant and full of wit, passionate and also deeply moving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564781888
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
687,391
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. A former MacArthur Fellow, awards for her numerous books include the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Red Doc was recently awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize. Her first full poetry collection, SHORT TALKS, was published by Brick Books in 1992 and was presented as a new edition in 2015: SHORT TALKS: BRICK BOOKS CLASSICS 1.

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