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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