By Lisa Appignanesi
Unruly, unpredictable—love is a maddening deity. during this insightful and eloquent meditation on that many-splendored factor, Lisa Appignanesi attracts jointly psychology, literature, pop culture, and her personal stories to be able to tangle with love's paradoxes around the span of our lives. starting with the rose-tinted raptures of old flame, she proceeds to like in marriage, triangulated love, jealousy and adultery, love within the relatives, and friendship. through illuminating the expectancies, the thrill and problems, and the cultural undercurrents that accompany each one level, Appignanesi increases provocative questions about love within the twenty-first century: Has the unbinding of stumbling blocks to like emptied it of that means? Do our wants for sort and experimentation lead to elevated nervousness? What earnings and losses have come from larger openness and equality and the burgeoning sphere of digital myth? As lucrative because it is fascinating, All approximately Love will depart you a bit wiser concerning the emotion that ideas our lives.
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