Labors of Love

11/22 – Response to Luce DeLire’s Lessons in Love II for Stillpoint Magazine

“DeLire’s reading of Sappho’s fragment gestures towards notions ofindeterminacy in love (qua the sublime), both in the relation of the lover to thebeloved and in the act and experience of love itself. In her reading of Sappho,there is a model of love and loving that eschews the toxicity that, for DeLire,characterizes love under capitalism—a toxic love defined by the logic ofcommodification and possession (of private property). This logic leads to areduction of the beloved to an object to be possessed and the collapsing ofthe horizon of infinity as indeterminacy that she sees as part of the radicalpotentiality of love and loving.” – Currently only available to subscribers.