04 May 2012

I have found out more about the sources Anne Carson used to write Eros the Bittersweet. The way she borrows headings from Roland Barthes' A Lover's Discourse: Fragments is more like stealing than her reading of Aristotle on metaphor, for instance, which she cites as a methodological jumping-off point for her later creative work in Men in the Off Hours. I've been combing her bibliography to Eros the Bittersweet for her sources on metaphor, plus I have a book on Sappho's fragments written after Carson's. Five books open at once kind of event.

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