Against Love A Polemic

ISBN-10: 0375719326
ISBN-13: 9780375719325
Edition: 2004
Authors: Laura Kipnis
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Description: Who would dream of being against love? No one. Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions. But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion?  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Who would dream of being against love? No one. Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions. But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained, about which one truth alone is permissible? Consider that the most powerful organized religions produce the occasional heretic; every ideology has its apostates; even sacred cows find their butchers. Except for love. Hence the necessity for a polemic against it. A polemic is designed to be the prose equivalent of a small explosive device placed under your E-Z-Boy lounger. It won’t injure you (well not severely); it’s just supposed to shake things up and rattle a few convictions.

Reader Advisory
Prologue
Love's Labors
Domestic Gulags
The Art of Love
...And the Pursuit of Happiness
Selected Bibliography

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