indeed he might have been describing the author of Eros, the Bittersweet. Car- Carson traces the paradoxical nature of Eros from Sappho’s famous definition. Deadpan Sexy: Anne Carson’s “Eros the Bittersweet”. Austin Allen. 10 February, Anne Carson writes books that refuse to be just one thing. Autobiography. Eros the Bittersweet An Essay Anne Carson. Editions. Paperback. ISBN. pp. 6 x 9. Hardcover.

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To see what your friends thought of qnne book, please sign up. But not only philosophers are intrigued to do so. They got big ideas and started rolling toward Olympus to make an attempt on the gods b-c.

Eros the Bittersweet

It is a sublimely measured and controlled bit of literary theory, exploring why eros has been the motivating force of poets and writers since the beginning of recorded literature. In short, literacy gives us a sense of self, thereby paving the way for desire to take hold, for eros to enrapture, for us to desire those things just out of reach.

On the one hand, wordplay is fun, but on the other it has the ability to blur conceptual edges in meaningful and interesting ways. We have endeavored to see what that ibttersweet by consulting ancient literature, lyric and romantic, for its exposition of eros.

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The Greek alphabet revolutionized this imitative function through introduction of its consonant, which is a theoretic element, an abstraction. For her eros is lack, eros is pain and pleasure, eros is the edge of desire or of the consonant, eros is language and reading and writing, and waiting and hating the wait, eros is marvelling at the feeling of ice in your hand but only because it will eventually melt.


May 28, Anthony Vacca rated it liked it. I can only read it as a void, a gaping hole in myself, knowing that I will never make something so perfect.

Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson

The experience of eros as lack bitterswete a person to the boundaries of himself, of other people, of things in general.

Jun 02, Quiver rated it it was amazing Shelves: But yeah, I loved this book very very very very much. The greeks have some things to say about this phenomenon, among other things.

Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other: To borrow a technique from Carson The book is divided into small chapters perhaps 15 pages at most that are various aspects of eros Ruse, Tactics, Finding the Edge, Something Paradoxical, Takeover, etc. The second is the Bellerophon myth from Homer he is sent by the king whose wife accuses him of erotic interest to another king with the old “kill the messenger” message.

This year I reread it in its entirety and fell under its spell like never before. They are tactics of caraon, which sometimes turn upon enhancing the beloved, sometimes upon reconceiving the lover, but which are all aimed at defining one certain edge or difference: I loved this book! He never looks at you from the place from which you see him. Words do have edges.

So his thought process is continually moving and searching through the borderland of language where puns occur. It is that hole.

Most importantly, behind all of these ideas is eros as a triangular structure held taut between the three vertices of lover, beloved, and obstacle—be that obstacle the traditional separation by circumstance of Romeo and Juliet, or the less commonly considered separation of two meanings by the distance of a metaphor or pun. Jul 08, Grace Hobbs rated it it was amazing. And it is egos single fact that makes a difference to the lover, the fact that you and I are not one.

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A Rereading of Romans: We caught sight of a similar outline, even in Homer, where the phenomenon of reading and writing resurfaces in Bellerophon’s stor “Both the experience of desire and the experience of reading have something to teach us about edges. Both mind and wooer reach out from what is known and actual to something tbe, possibly better, desired. This approach that has admittedly lead to a somewhat uneven oeuvre, encompassing works as indisputably minor as major. In Carson’s eloquent words, “Words do have edges.

This is a treasury of insights and cunning close readings.

What Freud says may be interesting, and indeed it may even be true, but if true, it is not so because he was the one who said it.

Phonetic script imitates “It is arguable, then, from the way they wrote and the tools they used, that ancient readers erow writers conceived the Greek alphabet as a system of outlines or edges. First, the ancient Greeks didn’t have the letter “c.