Eros the Bittersweet Characters

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Anne Carson

Anne Carson is the author of Eros: The Bittersweet. Born in 1950 in Toronto, Carson is a poet, translator, essay writer and a professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Little is publicly known about her private life, about which she reveals little. To date, Carson has written ten books, but her first book other than her dissertation was Eros: The Bittersweet. After the book was published, she soon became well-known in the international poetry community.

Eros: The Bittersweet displays Carson's varied talents all at once. First, she displays a deep known of ancient Greek literature, particularly of Greek poetry, but also of Greek philosophy in Plato and Aristotle, among others. She will often review the actual Greek text of whatever poem or passage she is analyzing and present her own translation of the text right after it. Carson displays a deep familiarity with...

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