The Eros of Everyday Life
Essays on Ecology, Gender and SocietyA brilliant collection of thought-provoking essays on gender, nature, passion, and society from an acclaimed feminist, philosopher, and poet
In The Eros of Everyday Life, one of America’s most provocative writers and thinkers offers insightful and compelling views on a wide range of social, ecological, and gender issues. From a distinctly feminist point of view, Susan Griffin explores the intricate connections between science and religion, nature and society, women and men, and love and consciousness. She brilliantly commingles lyrical memoir with cogent social commentary, producing a colorful literary tapestry that examines contemporary life and culture, its contradictions and complexities, and the rise of new ideologies.
The Eros of Everyday Life showcases a decade’s worth of the very best writing by this acclaimed Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. It is an enthralling anthology that reveals the ways in which Western society undermines itself by diminishing both woman and the natural environment, and yet it is also a celebration of the power of passion, and the remarkable evolution of the human capacity for love.
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“Griffin explores [our connection with nature] with an uncommon thoroughness and penetrating power.” —The Examiner
“Nobody writes more lyrically about ecology or more wisely about gender than Susan Griffin. And nobody knows better how the two should be seen as one. This nourishing book is an example of her work at its best.” —Theodore Roszak, author of The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein
“A scintillating and enthralling feminist thinker . . . Magnificent . . . These are lustrous and mind-stretching essays, made personal with swatches of autobiography and made beautiful with a passion for life and the power of mind.” —Booklist
About the author
Susan Griffin is an award-winning poet, essayist, and playwright who has written nineteen books, including A Chorus of Stones, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a New York Times Notable Book.
Her groundbreaking Woman and Nature is the classic work that inspired ecofeminism. Named one of the top one hundred visionaries of the new millennium by Utne Reader, Griffin is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her play Voices, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a MacArthur Grant for Peace and International Cooperation. In 2009 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.