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Eros the Bittersweet (+ ephemera): Carson, Anne.

Eros the Bittersweet (+ ephemera)

Carson, Anne.

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ISBN 10: 0691066817 / ISBN 13: 9780691066813
Published by Princeton, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. 8vo, hardcover, dustjacket. Nearly Fine/Fine. Only flaw is owner's name on front endpaper, no tears, no creases, no chips. Lovely copy of the scarce cloth edition of Ms Carson's first solo book. Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announcement laid in, with the author's nomination. Bookseller Inventory # 784911

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Title: Eros the Bittersweet (+ ephemera)

Publisher: Princeton

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

The insights presented in the volume are many and wide-ranging, recognizably in tune with the subtlest modern discussions of desire (such as triangulation. or loving what others love), yet offering new solutions to old problems, like the proper interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus. On the frequently discussed effect of literacy on Greek civilization, the book offers a fresh view: it was no accident that the poets who invented Eros were also the first readers and writers of the Western literate tradition.

Originally published in 1986.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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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.

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