[lit-ideas] Re: The Deipnosophists

Bloom's *The closing of the American mind* is a readable, non-technical
account.

Walter O.
MUN



Quoting Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>:

>  >>Comments on the perversities of Athenaios welcome
> 
> 
> It could be that the connection between eros and learning is repressed 
> in Western cultures. Sure we have, as the commonplace wisdom goes, 
> troubadours inventing romantic love and some good poetry from their 
> erotic energy. Don Quixote freeing prisoners and sheep and getting 
> beaten to a pulp every couple pages. Shakespeare's sonnets. In a culture 
> that has only recently abandoned regulating erotic energy; instead using 
> it as a marketing device ... we probably undervalue poor old eros, and 
> either want him as hidden dynamo or, more recently, as carnival barker.
> 
> Can anyone recommend essays on the relationship between eros and 
> learning, eros and creativity, or eros and achievement? Non-Freudian 
> preferred.
> 
> Bests,
> Eric
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