Eros the Bittersweet

Anne Carson (Author)
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Description

A book about romantic love, Eros is 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.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date
March 01, 1998
Pages
190
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.51 X 0.57 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781564781888

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About the Author

Anne Carson is the author of "Glass, Irony and God"; "Autobiography of Red"; "The Beauty of the Husband"; "Men in the Off Hours"; and other books.

Reviews

"Highly recommended."--Choice
"There is a fine beauty to the work, and it deserves reading."--Library Journal
"Anne Carson is a rare talent, brilliant and full of wit, passionate and also deeply moving."--Michael Ondaatje