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Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession

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Labyrinth of Desire, a bestseller in the author's native Canada, is a provocative combination of fiction and reflection by Rosemary Sullivan that explores the question of why women love the way they do.

Everyone longs to be in a love story. But what are they longing for? Rosemary Sullivan, explores the many stories upon which women base their understanding and desire for romantic love. Beginning with her own artfully constructed love story, she then deconstructs it, chapter by chapter, skillfully peeling back the layers of meaning using personal anecdote, history, film, and literature to explore why otherwise intelligent and sensible women so often fall hopelessly, obsessively, excruciatingly in love with the wrong men. Whether she is exploring the story of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Sullivan's graceful writing and intimate knowledge of the subject bring these stories to life and asks us all the question: Why do women love the way they do?

Review:

"Original and engrossing. I couldn't stop reading." Alice Munro

Review:

"Sullivan's cultural references — Frida Kahlo, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Duras — are right on target for any woman who's ready to (re)question the role of love in her life." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"Sullivan is an elegant, subtle writer...hers is a clever, intriguing book, one that will fuel...conversations and the imaginations of women." The Globe and Mail

Review:

"A tour de force on the subject of romantic obsession....a cleverly crafted and beautifully written distillation of Sullivan's reflections, life experience and ongoing discussions with friends, as well as her analyses of literary and historical relationships." The Montreal Gazette

Review:

"Rosemary Sullivan has written a most unlikely, arousing, inconclusive thing: a conversational taxonomy of obsessive love. Reading it in one sitting as I did makes for an intellectually sexy afternoon, like attending a lecture on literary biography and then comparing notes with friends at the local bar afterwards, with all the lurid, confessional, delicious details left in. A provocative (in the best sense) pleasure (in the only sense worth knowing)." Andrew Pyper

Synopsis:

Every woman longs to be in a love story. But what are they longing for? In Labyrinth of Desire, award-winning writer Rosemary Sullivan explores the many stories upon which women base their (mis) understanding of romantic love. She begins her book with an original and beautifully crafted love story which she then deconstructs, chapter by chapter, skillfully peeling back the layers of meaning and using personal anecdote, history, film, and literature to discover why her heroine, like so many otherwise intelligent and sensible women, falls hopelessly, obsessively, excruciatingly in love with the wrong man. Whether she is exploring the story of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Sullivan's graceful writing and intimate knowledge of her subject bring these stories to life and asks us all the question: Why do women love the way they do?

Synopsis:

Every woman longs to be in a love story. But what are they longing for? In "Labyrinth of Desire, " award-winning writer Rosemary Sullivan explores the many stories upon which women base their (mis) understanding of romantic love.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582432878
Author:
Sullivan, Rosemary
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
7.51x5.27x.54 in. .44 lbs.

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Product details 178 pages Counterpoint Press - English 9781582432878 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Original and engrossing. I couldn't stop reading."
"Review" by , "Sullivan's cultural references — Frida Kahlo, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Duras — are right on target for any woman who's ready to (re)question the role of love in her life."
"Review" by , "Sullivan is an elegant, subtle writer...hers is a clever, intriguing book, one that will fuel...conversations and the imaginations of women."
"Review" by , "A tour de force on the subject of romantic obsession....a cleverly crafted and beautifully written distillation of Sullivan's reflections, life experience and ongoing discussions with friends, as well as her analyses of literary and historical relationships."
"Review" by , "Rosemary Sullivan has written a most unlikely, arousing, inconclusive thing: a conversational taxonomy of obsessive love. Reading it in one sitting as I did makes for an intellectually sexy afternoon, like attending a lecture on literary biography and then comparing notes with friends at the local bar afterwards, with all the lurid, confessional, delicious details left in. A provocative (in the best sense) pleasure (in the only sense worth knowing)."
"Synopsis" by , Every woman longs to be in a love story. But what are they longing for? In Labyrinth of Desire, award-winning writer Rosemary Sullivan explores the many stories upon which women base their (mis) understanding of romantic love. She begins her book with an original and beautifully crafted love story which she then deconstructs, chapter by chapter, skillfully peeling back the layers of meaning and using personal anecdote, history, film, and literature to discover why her heroine, like so many otherwise intelligent and sensible women, falls hopelessly, obsessively, excruciatingly in love with the wrong man. Whether she is exploring the story of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Sullivan's graceful writing and intimate knowledge of her subject bring these stories to life and asks us all the question: Why do women love the way they do?
"Synopsis" by , Every woman longs to be in a love story. But what are they longing for? In "Labyrinth of Desire, " award-winning writer Rosemary Sullivan explores the many stories upon which women base their (mis) understanding of romantic love.
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