Eros the Bittersweet - Chapters 19-24, Realist, Ice-pleasure, Now Then, Erotikos Logos, The Sidestep, Damage to the Living Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-24, Realist, Ice-pleasure, Now Then, Erotikos Logos, The Sidestep, Damage to the Living Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 19, Pursuit, Carson argues it is an old truth that utterance is erotic in general. A discourse forms an erotic edge between vowels and consonants. In both writing and loving, we never quite say what we mean, and those we love are not quite like we desire them. Eros is in between the imagined and the real. Reading and desiring teach us about edges. We wonder if what the reader wants from reading and the lover wants from loving are triangular experiences reaching for the unknown. When you desire the unknown, you perceive the edges of yourself. Since desire helps us find our edges, it helps us find ourselves, so Eros is in one...

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