Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson

Eros the Bittersweet

Anne Carson

190 pages first pub 1986 (editions)

nonfiction classics essays philosophy poetry reflective slow-paced


A book about romantic love, "Eros the Bittersweet"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 di...

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