How the French Invented Love

How the French Invented Love

Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

eBook - 2012
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"Absolutely marvelous...lively and learned....Marilyn Yalom's book is a distinguished contribution to our experience of a great literature, as well as an endearing memoir."
--Diane Johnson, author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce

"[An] enchanting tour of French literature--from Abelard and Heloise in the 12th century to Marguerite Duras in the 20th and Philippe Sollers in the 21st."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

How the French Invented Love is an entertaining and masterful history of love #65533; la fran#65533;aise by acclaimed scholar Marilyn Yalom. Spanning the Middle Ages to the present, Yalom explores a love-obsessed culture through its great works of literature--from Moliere's comic love to the tragic love of Racine, from the existential love of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre to the romanticism of George Sand and Alfred de Musset. A thoroughly engaging homage to French culture and literature interlaced with the author's delicious personal anecdotes, How the French Invented Love is ideal for fans of Alain de Botton, Adam Gopnik, and Simon Schama.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2012
ISBN: 9780062048325
0062048325
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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