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  • n. Plural form of erotic.


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  • And not only is Van Oort's definition of interpretation itself -- "searching for symbolic significance" -- the sort of thing that has always struck fear in the freshman literature student, but it is precisely the orientation to reading and to the formal study of literature that Susan Sontag had in mind when she wrote "against interpretation" and called for a new "erotics" of art, including literature.

    Literary Study

  • Of course, I would not claim that something like Sontag's notion of an "erotics" of reading -- an unmediated or aesthetically pure experience of a work of literature -- could be the basis of academic literary study in any sustained way commensurate with the requirements of disciplinary scholarship, if at all.

    Literary Study

  • Frankly, all his talk about falafel and artistry--of an "erotics" of falafel--had me a little distracted.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Frankly, all his talk about falafel and artistry -- of an "erotics" of falafel -- had me a little distracted. endless banquet

  • It seems too obvious to contrast a non-erotic friendship between a man and a woman with a friendship between two women (and every friendship has its own erotics).

    Anis Shivani: Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures: Anis Shivani Interviews Marilyn Hacker

  • As well as erotics, Tóibín can do wit when he wants to.

    The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín – Review

  • We want to know what turns you on; we want to know what turns us on collectively as gay men; we want the erotics of queer life to be used as a launching point for exploring the queer condition; we want essays exploring all the diverse manifestations of desire between and among men.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • The suicide, a man who wants his wife murdered, the beloved complicit in an erotics of pain, a single mother, the jail-bait and finally the phantom self: each acts as a dark archetype to reveal aspects of the psyche.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • "Duelist is not his finest hour, but it develops an erotics of swordplay which is original, distinctive and finally rather touching."

    GreenCine Daily: Sight & Sound. April 07.

  • It's about the allure of youth, the erotics of violence and the inevitable comeuppance that must always be meted out whenever youth strays too far from the fold and another sad case becomes an evening's entertainment.

    GreenCine Daily: Weekend shorts.


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