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From the Publisher"In this excellent little book, French philosopher Pascal Brucknersuggests that the very terms in which the argument againsttraditional marriage was made have served to undermine modernmarriage."
"This small, wise book takes on a very large question: why hasmodern marriage failed so catastrophically, so dramatically? Withhis usual eloquence, irony and taste for paradox, Pascal Brucknercarefully exposes the roots of the problem and argues that despiteour modern 'realism' about love and sexuality, we have idealizedand overburdened the institution and practice of marriage to animpossible extent. To be married today, Bruckner tells us, isnothing short of a Promethean task. For those interested in thecultural history of the institution and a meditation on our currentmalaise - our current crisis? - Has Marriage for LoveFailed? is a must- read."
Richard J. Golsan, Texas A&M University
"For forty years, historians and sociologists have gradually beenuncovering the history of private life, and especially of marriagefor love. Pascal Bruckner examines their work, beginning withthe key question 'Is marriage for love finished?' - on which hecasts a penetrating eye."
Luc Ferry, author of On Love and Learning to Live: AUser’s Manual
"Pascal Bruckner puts his finger on the social and existentialquestion of the moment: can marriage be combined with enduringlove? This is not a self-help book but rather the work of anastute writer and philosopher, written with elegance andstyle."