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    Eros the Bittersweet (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) (Paperback) By (author) Anne Carson

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    DescriptionEpigrammatic, witty, ironic, and endlessly interesting, Eros is an utterly original book by an author whose acclaim has been steadily growing since the book was first published in 1986 by Johns Hopkins.

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    Eros the Bittersweet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Carson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 189
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9781564781888
    ISBN 10: 1564781887

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 880.9/3543
    LC classification: BL820.C65 C37 1998
    DC22: 880.93543
    DC21: 880.93543
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, DNL, DB
    Edition statement
    Dalkey Archive.
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Imprint name
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Normal, IL
    Review quote
    Anne Carson is a rare talent, brilliant and full of wit, passionate and also deeply moving. --Michael Ondaatje
    Back cover copy
    A book about romantic love, Eros 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 disputes her", Carson examines her subject from numerous points of view, creating a lyrical meditation in the tradition of William Carlos Williams's Spring and All and William H. Gass's On Being Blue.