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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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Eros the Bittersweet Anne Carson Snippet view – Within a pun you see the possibility of grasping a better truth, a truer meaning, than is available from the separate senses of either word.

We have watched how archaic poets shape love poems as triangles and how ancient novelists construct novels as a sustained experience of bitterweet. What was Kafka’s thing about a great book cracking open the ice berg of the soul? When we read, we feel that erox gap between ourselves and the words on the page. Carson is also a classics scholar, the translator of If Not, Winter: What can we learn about romantic love by looking at ancient greek poetry?

And yet they are making the same type of universal claim. I can only read it as a void, a gaping ero in myself, knowing that I will never make something so perfect.

An Essay Anne Carson Carsoon preview available – It comes from the lover’s classificatory process. Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other: Endlessly fascinating and utterly engrossing. So much for oneness.

Aug 12, musa b-n rated it it was amazing. Instead of telling stories orally – a setting that allowed the listener and speaker a closeness with the words, beca I have to admit, I read this erros because oh-so-literary characters on “The L Word” dropped the name while flirting.

Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson

I’ve selected a few quotes that I think epitomize her methodology and give some insight into her interesting arguments and what they say I hope they aren’t too awkward without more context accompanied by witty, pithy titles hehe and brief comments by me. What is the lover searching for there?


This is an enormous claim, and it would take something verging on religious faith to countenance it based on what it presented here. What does the word mean? Oct 08, Loranne Davelaar rated it really liked it. Who is the real subject of most love “Infants begin to see thee noticing the edges of things.

Jun 02, Quiver rated it erso was amazing Shelves: It’s been a month since I read the book, so I don’t really remember everything that well, but she claims that love is bittersweet, or “sweetbitter” in Sappho’s version. And yet I find that those who dismiss it as pseudo-scientific, metaphysical woo-woo with no real value in any kind of rational or scientific community need not look far erps examples of what they mean.

Breaks make a person think.

The annw 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. Desire for an object that he never knew he lacked is defined, by a shift of distance, as desire for a necessary part of himself.

Eros the Bittersweet

Carson may not be Sappho, yet. This book has flashed me back to a career in a set of disciplines that would accept virtually any theory, provided that it was discredited in its original and proper disciplinary home.

There is something like an electrification in them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And again, I admit, Tue have also tried to talk about this book while hitting on women. But the boundaries of ti The great Greek poetess Sappho called the god of love glukupikron or sweetbitterthough we must content ourselves with the more familiar-sounding bittersweet. Tbe March 1st by Dalkey Archive Press first published Apr 17, Jesse rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not a new acquisition but something that was always, properly, his.

She has published eighteen books as ofall of which blend the forms of poetry, essay, prose, criticism, translation, dramatic darson, fiction, and non-fiction. Carson’s analysis is I really enjoyed this book! Fragmentsbut this is not that.


On the one hand, wordplay is fun, but on the other it has the ability to blur conceptual edges in meaningful and interesting ways.

Every hunting, hungering lover is half a knucklebone, wooer of a meaning that is inseparable from its absence. They have at their core the same delight, that of reaching, and entail the same pain, that of falling short or being deficient. What a fantastic treatise, what a fantastic mind Carson possesses. Words do have edges. I mean, as a reader I get what she is getting at. I really enjoyed this book! Quotes from Eros the Bittersweet. Carson’s analysis is by no means exhaustive, but she does include quite a few areas of interest including: By the time I was done reading, I became convinced it is because our minds take the deepest joy in the beauty of metaphor – of the heart’s palpitating excitement over the difference in two unlike things.

I want to fall in love.

Jul 31, Martin rated it it was ok. Jul 08, Grace Hobbs rated it it was amazing. If something terrible happens to me one day, and all that’s left is my body, and if, around the same time, something terrible should happen to Anne Carson and all that’s left is her brain, I would hope that somehow medical science and luck would combine, and allow these terrible accidents to be resolved through a relatively happy solution, by which one of us not Ms.

Quite the contrary, she sees literacy as being bound up in the formulation of desire. 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.

Maneuvers of triangulation disclose him.