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Author Bruckner, Pascal.

Title The Paradox of Love
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents A great dream of redemption -- Liberating the human heart -- Seduction as a market -- I love you : weakness and capture -- Idyll and discord -- The noble challenge of marriage for love -- Fluctuating loyalties -- The pleasures and servitudes of living together -- The carnal wonder -- Is there a sexual revolution? -- Toward a bankruptcy of eros? -- The ideology of love -- Persecution in the name of love: christianity and communism -- Marcel proust's slippers -- Epilogue : don't be ashamed!
Summary The sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought--birth control, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, greater equality between the sexes, women's massive entry into the workforce, and more tolerance of homosexuality. But as Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading writers, argues in this lively and provocative reflection on the contradictions of modern love, our new freedoms have also brought new burdens and rules--without, however, wiping out the old rules, emotions, desires, and arrangements: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the demand for fi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Love.
Man-woman relationships.
Form Electronic book
Author Golsan, Richard
Randall, Steven
ISBN 0691149143
1400841852 (electronic bk.)
9781400841851 (electronic bk.)