Three In Love

Three In Love

by Barbara Foster, Michael Foster, Letha Hadady
     
 
Three is the magic number. There were three Magi, three Graces, and three bears in the fairy tale. We give three cheers, hope for three wishes, and admire a triple threat in football. In Three in Love: MÉNages À Trois from Ancient To Modern Times, Barbara Foster, Michael Foster, and Letha Hadady call attention to another dimension of this

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Three is the magic number. There were three Magi, three Graces, and three bears in the fairy tale. We give three cheers, hope for three wishes, and admire a triple threat in football. In Three in Love: MÉNages À Trois from Ancient To Modern Times, Barbara Foster, Michael Foster, and Letha Hadady call attention to another dimension of this enchanted number: threesomes. In this provocative and fascinating study, Foster, Foster, and Hadady trace the ménage à trois over the centuries, both in real life and as portrayed in art, offering a deft and compelling portrait of threefold love.

From Abraham, Sarah, and the handmaiden Hagar to the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Marianne Faithful, the ménage à trois has long been part of the landscape of human love. Taboo for some, the private daydream of countless others, the union of three was a daily reality of a remarkable number of people throughout history and has become a viable alternative form of family. In Three in Love, Foster, Foster, and Hadady -- writers and scholars who themselves have been involved in an ongoing and loving partnership for more than a dozen years -- provide a titillating version of the history you learned in school, chronicling the role of the ménage à trois in works of art, heroic deeds, politics, and literary movements.

Three in Love recounts what the rich (Warren Buffett), the famous (Roseanne), the powerful (JFK,) the beautiful (Greta Garbo), the great (Victor Hugo), the kinky (David Bowie), the psychological (Freud), the lustful (Anaïs Nin), the scandalous (Casanova), and the funny (Groucho Marx) have done with, to, and about their thirds in love. Artists from Picasso to Dora Carrington discovered that in three lies creativity; statesmen from Franklin Roosevelt to François Mitterrand realized that in three lies power; women from Vivien Leigh to the fictional Scarlett O'Hara always knew that two lovers are better than one.

Dedicated to "lovers everywhere, whether alone, by twos or threes or more," Three in Love brings you beyond the stereotypical connotation of the jealous and bloody love triangle and provides a jubilant romp through one of the last frontiers of human sexuality.

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Booknews
Team written by authors who themselves form a m<`e>nage <'a> trois, this book seeks to provide a tradition for threesome relationships. Numerous personages from history and their relationships are discussed in biographical vignettes. Some of the triangles discussed are: Diane de Poitiers, Henry II, and Catherine de' Medici; Voltaire and the Marquis and Beauvoir; Friedrich Engels and the Burns sisters; Ana<:i>s Nin and Henry and June Miller; Jack Reed, Louise Bryant, and Eugene O'Neill; Joseph and Magda Goebbels and Lida Baarova; and finally, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and Soon-Yi Previn. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595008070
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.97(d)

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