Eros the Bittersweet


by Carson, Anne | Society & social sciences
Paperback | 208 pages

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An Essay
by Carson, Anne | Society & social sciences
Published 14/03/2023 by PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS in the United States as part of the Princeton Classics series
Paperback | 208 pages

Named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time by the Modern Library

Anne Carson’s remarkable first book about the paradoxical nature of romantic love

Since it was first published, Eros the Bittersweet, Anne Carson’s lyrical meditation on love in ancient Greek literature and philosophy, has established itself as a favorite among an unusually broad audience, including classicists, essayists, poets, and general readers. Beginning with the poet Sappho’s invention of the word “bittersweet” to describe Eros, Carson’s original and beautifully written book is a wide-ranging reflection on the conflicted nature of romantic love, which is both “miserable” and “one of the greatest pleasures we have.”

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