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 so that it will tangle with love's paradoxes around the span of our lives. starting with the rose-tinted raptures of past love, she proceeds to like in marriage, triangulated love, jealousy and adultery, love within the kin, and friendship. by way of illuminating the expectancies, the thrill and problems, and the cultural undercurrents that accompany every one degree, Appignanesi increases provocative questions about love within the twenty-first century: Has the unbinding of hindrances to like emptied it of that means? Do our wishes for type and experimentation lead to elevated nervousness? What profits and losses have come from larger openness and equality and the burgeoning sphere of digital myth? As profitable because it is eye-catching, All approximately Love will depart you a bit wiser concerning the emotion that ideas our lives.
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All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion by Lisa Appignanesi