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The Eros [Kindle Edition]

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 113 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1428006222
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (7 Oct. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JMLGYS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,598 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Warning 13 Jun. 2012
By M. Dowden HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I downloaded this, but although it seems to be all here it isn't properly formatted, the lines all run along as if you were reading a novel. Do not download this copy as I have found another free edition on here, The Unknown Eros. The sample looks okay, so I will be giving that edition a go.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Eros 2 Jan. 2014
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I`m afraid that this book is very disappointing. Not what I was expecting at all. unfortunately, the covering photo more than does it justice.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well, he did try hard. 9 Jun. 2013
By Henri IV - Published on Amazon.com
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First of all, identification: This seems to be the third edition of Patmore's *The Unknown Eros*. What happened to the 'Unknown' in the meta-data of the file I have no idea.

I downloaded this ebook out of curiosity, and because I felt that I ought to read some of Patmore's poetry. I still think that a modern speaker of English, especially one with some religious feelings, should try reading Patmore, but I wouldn't say that his poetry is great art.

Patmore's poetry is too ornate, too pretty, too over-worked, too obviously sired by the Aesthetic Movement out of the Council of Trent. Anyone who isn't used to accepting the idealization of sexual abstinence, and even virginity, as great principles of religion will probably find some of the subject matter as strange as I do. As to the couplings of gods and women, as theology I find the idea weird and off-putting, but in any case, on that subject Euripides in translation works much better than Patmore in the original. In fact, the fact that as a modern and extreme monotheist I reread the *Bacchae* but am left almost cold by Patmore pretty much says it all.

A few short poems on the loneliness of the Poet are better, but they still don't come anywhere near Baudelaire on that subject.

There are also a few poems on the political-religious events of Nineteenth-Century Britain; unless it's very good, political verse goes stale very quickly. Shakespeare still works, Lovelace still works, some Milton still works, but Patmore only mystifies.

Still, it's not as bad as all that, and there's an interesting little preface by the poet on the use of the pause in English prosody.

The digitization was done well - and boy, have I seen some bad digitization - though the lack of page numbers adds further mystery to the endnotes which are supposed to explain some of the political poetry.
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