Harold Jaffe

Eros collides with Anti-Eros in these menacingly comic fictions in which physical love and desire are policed by a high-tech, militarist, media-manipulated society. The calculated silences and disinformation surrounding the AIDS epidemic, the scapegoating of “deviants," and the everyday bafflements of sensual love are intersecting themes in Jaffe’s razor-sharp parables about Eros under seige.

Critical praise of Eros: Anti-Eros

“Jaffe’s wild satire rips the mask off America’s perpetrated adolescence. His fictions are a wonder of deadpan humor, biting wit and visual beauty. No recent fiction has gripped me with such force and immediacy.” – Marianne Hauser

“Disturbing, fascinating, wickedly funny. Like Kathy Acker, Jaffe addresses issues of desire through a radical esthetic fully informed by postmodernism. Jaffe has one of the most penetrating literary intelligences at work today. And one of the angriest imaginations.” – Larry McCaffery

Title Eros
Subtitle Anti-Eros
Author Harold Jaffe
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 June 1990
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 1 p.
ISBN-10 0872862461
ISBN-13 9780872862463
Publication Date 01 June 1990
Main content page count 1
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $6.95

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