All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion

All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion

by Lisa Appignanesi

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All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion by Lisa Appignanesi

An intimate and illuminating look at how love shapes our culture and our lives.

Unruly, unpredictable—love is a maddening deity. In this insightful and eloquent meditation on that many-splendored thing, Lisa Appignanesi draws together psychology, literature, popular culture, and her own experiences in order to tangle with love's paradoxes across the span of our lives. Beginning with the rose-tinted raptures of first love, she proceeds to love in marriage, triangulated love, jealousy and adultery, love in the family, and friendship. By illuminating the expectations, the joys and difficulties, and the cultural undercurrents that accompany each stage, Appignanesi raises provocative questions about love in the twenty-first century: Has the unbinding of obstacles to love emptied it of meaning? Do our desires for variety and experimentation result in increased anxiety? What gains and losses have come from greater openness and equality and the burgeoning sphere of virtual fantasy? As rewarding as it is captivating, All about Love will leave you a little wiser about the emotion that rules our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393081930
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 691 KB

About the Author

Lisa Appignanesi, is the author of Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors and All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion. A prize-winning novelist and writer, she is the president of English PEN. She lives in London.

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