Aspects Of Love - An Anthology


Read by Tony Addison

Aspects Of Love is an anthology of poetic explorations on the theme of erotic love - though one of the "poets" represented here is better known, even than as a dramatist, as the philosopher, Plato. His Symposium heads off this set of erotic explorations. In The Symposium's philosophic play, he depicts a scene of men cosing together over dinner, each describing what he finds in his experience of love. I have followed this pattern in the choice of works for this anthology - in a similar manner, each of these works deals in a radically different way with the discovery of love. Whether philandering or married, heterosexual, lesbian or gay, under cover of friendship or as flagrant delight, from Plato through Donne, Whitman, Shakespeare or Sappho. we will not cease from exploration till we reach at last, as The Symposium does, a vision of the union of love as a discovery of the Divine. Surely there must be something here for everyone. - Summary by Tony Addison (9 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Plato - Symposium - One 41:49 Read by Tony Addison
Plato - Symposium - Two 27:27 Read by Tony Addison
Plato - Symposium - Three 17:12 Read by Tony Addison
Plato - Symposium - Four 55:31 Read by Tony Addison
Plato - Symposium - Five 33:39 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 1-20 21:00 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 21-40 20:15 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 41-60 19:08 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 61-80 20:03 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 81-100 19:30 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 101-120 18:21 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 121-140 19:44 Read by Tony Addison
Shakespeare Sonnets - 140-154 14:22 Read by Tony Addison
John Donne - Songs and Sonets - One 29:04 Read by Tony Addison
John Donne - Songs and Sonets - Two 32:11 Read by Tony Addison
John Donne - Songs and Sonets - Three 29:49 Read by Tony Addison
John Donne - Songs and Sonets - Four 17:50 Read by Tony Addison
Sappho - Erotika, Girlfriends, Phaon 42:09 Read by Tony Addison
Walt Whitman - Calamus 45:14 Read by Tony Addison
King James Bible- Song of Solomon 20:48 Read by Tony Addison