Eros in Mourning: From Homer to Lacan

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"For the religious-philosophical tradition in which Western literature is rooted, " writes Henry Staten, "mourning is the horizon of all desire. As soon as desire is something felt by a mortal being for a mortal being, eros (as desire-in-general) will always be to some degree agitated by the anticipation of loss." Eros in Mourning begins with a reading of the Iliad that shows how Homer, not yet influenced by the ideology of transcendence, analyzes the structure of unassuageable mourning in a way that is as up-to-date as the ...

Eros in Mourning: From Homer to Lacan 1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801849237