Against Love: A Polemic

Against Love: A Polemic

by Laura Kipnis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0375719326

ISBN-13: 9780375719325

Pub. Date: 09/14/2004

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Who would dream of being against love? No one.

Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions.

But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained, about which one truth alone is permissible?

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Overview

Who would dream of being against love? No one.

Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions.

But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained, about which one truth alone is permissible? Consider that the most powerful organized religions produce the occasional heretic; every ideology has its apostates; even sacred cows find their butchers. Except for love.

Hence the necessity for a polemic against it. A polemic is designed to be the prose equivalent of a small explosive device placed under your E-Z-Boy lounger. It won’t injure you (well not severely); it’s just supposed to shake things up and rattle a few convictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375719325
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/14/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,383,192
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Reader Advisory3
Prologue5
Ch. 1Love's Labors11
Ch. 2Domestic Gulags52
Ch. 3The Art of Love105
Ch. 4...And the Pursuit of Happiness143
Selected Bibliography203

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