All About Love

All About Love

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Unruly, unpredictable, love is a maddening deity. In this insightful and eloquent meditation on that many-splendored thing, Lisa Appignanesi draws on history, philosophy, psychology, literature, popular culture, and her own experience in order to tangle with love's paradoxes through the span of our lives. Beginning with the rose-tinted raptures of first love, she proceeds to love in marriage, the passions of triangulated love, jealousy and adultery, love in the family, and friendship, illuminating the expectations, the joys and difficulties that accompany each stage.Montaigne, that supreme analyst of his own and the human condition, who bridges the classical past with modernity, was no great believer in conjugal love. In his famous essay a#39;De la#39;amitiAca#39;, a#39;On Affectionate Relationshipsa#39;, he ranks marriageanbsp;...

Title:All About Love
Author: Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-04-07

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