9788763507905

Plotting with Eros : Essays on the Poetics of Love and the Erotics of Reading

  • ISBN13:

    9788763507905

  • ISBN10:

    8763507900

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Service Inc
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Summary

The intricate relationship between the erotic and the literary is a recurring theme in Western literature, with a starting-point in Plato's dialogues. Our need to talk, write, and read about love has resulted in a rich tradition, ranging from theoretical and philosophical discussions of Eros to love romance and poetry, clearly marked by the classical-heritage but continuously unfolding and rewriting itself. This present volume aims at providing both students and scholars with a series of discussions of this long tradition of reading and writing the erotic, seen from a number of different perspectives. A certain emphasis is placed on Classical Philology, but other contributors represent Byzantine studies, Iranian languages, History of ideas, and Comparative literature.

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