Eros the Bittersweet: An Essay (Princeton Classics #129) (Hardcover)

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Essential reading for those who've ever used an alphabet or fallen in love. This is literary criticism for the impassioned, who are seized by the need to write romantic notes, songs, and poems, but are also curious to understand why they're doing so. The answers are traceable to the very birth of writing.

— Matt

This book made academic greek translations hot as all hell. Carson + Sappho is always a perfect combo, yet this book also goes on to describe eros in general, where it lives within the text, and why we need it to survive.

— Ryan

About the Author

Anne Carson was born in Canada and now lives partly in Iceland. She is an acclaimed poet, essayist, translator, and classicist, and has won numerous awards, including a MacArthur, the PEN/Nabokov Award, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her books Autobiography of Red and Nox were both finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691250625
ISBN-10: 0691250626
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Princeton Classics