By Anne Carson
Publish yr note: initially released in 1989.
A ebook approximately love as noticeable by way of the ancients, Eros is Anne Carson's exploration of the concept that of "eros" in either classical philosophy and literature.
Beginning with: "It used to be Sappho who first known as eros 'bittersweet.' nobody who has been in love disputes her. What does the notice mean?", Carson examines her topic from a number of issues of view and types, transcending the restrictions of the scholarly workout for an evocative and lyrical meditation within the culture of William Carlos William's Spring and All and William H. Gass's On Being Blue.
The insights awarded within the quantity are many and wide-ranging, recognizably in song with the subtlest glossy discussions of wish (such as triangulation. or loving what others love), but supplying new suggestions to previous difficulties, just like the right interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus. at the often mentioned impression of literacy on Greek civilization, the booklet deals a clean view: it was once no coincidence that the poets who invented Eros have been additionally the 1st readers and writers of the Western literate tradition.