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Falling in Love: A History of Torment and Enchantment

Falling in Love: A History of Torment and Enchantment

by Sheila Sullivan
     
 

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In the fashion of Roland Barthes's "A lover's discourse" and Alain de Botton's "Essay in Love", this work is a demystification of the processes of a love affair. Concentrating on the heady, intense and often anguished state that is the beginning of a love affair, Sheila Sullivan analyzes the psychological processes that allow normally rational people to lose their

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In the fashion of Roland Barthes's "A lover's discourse" and Alain de Botton's "Essay in Love", this work is a demystification of the processes of a love affair. Concentrating on the heady, intense and often anguished state that is the beginning of a love affair, Sheila Sullivan analyzes the psychological processes that allow normally rational people to lose their reason. With a range of literary references she shows how different ages have responded to this curious state and discovers that for at least 2000 years the characteristics of falling in love have barely changed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333753545
Publisher:
McMillan Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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