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A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century (P.S.)

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"A fierce and lively book. . . .This is one of those rare books that could make people think about their intimate lives in a new way." — New York Times Book Review

“A rousing defense of imprudent ardor and romantic excess. . . . Its difficult to deny that [Nehring] is on to something.” — Wall Street Journal

A thinking persons “guide” that makes the case for love in an age both cynical about and fearful of strong passion. Bold and challenging, A Vindication of Love has inspired praise and controversy, and brilliantly reinvigorated the romance debate. A perfect choice for readers of Alain de Bottons How Proust Can Change Your Life and Pierre Bayards How to Talk About Books You Havent Read.

Synopsis:

In the twenty-first century, political correctness, cynicism, prag-matism, and the commodification of sex have reduced romantic love to a discredited myth or a recreational sport—"a cause for embarrassment," says Cristina Nehring. In A Vindication of Love, Nehring wrests romantic love from the clutches of retrograde feminists and cutting-edge capitalists, thrill-seeking convenience shoppers and safe-sex moralists. With help from lovers ranging from Heloise and Abelard to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Nehring celebrates the wild, irreverent, and uncompromising models of love we have inherited—as she rediscovers romantic love's fearless and heroic provenance, and challenges readers to demand partnerships that fully engage body, heart, and mind.

About the Author

A highly acclaimed and consistently provocative critic and essayist, Cristina Nehring has written for Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, Condé Nast Traveler, New York magazine, American Scholar, the Los Angeles Times, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. She lives with her daughter in Paris, Los Angeles, and Chania, Greece.

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andrew_grossman, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by andrew_grossman)
This book really realigned my sense of worth in relationships, reminding me what every person should look for in a good relationship dynamic. This books covers why we have transgressed away from that ideal, how we can get back to it, and is all-around empowering as such. This book reminds a reader of the basic concepts of chivalry, love, and respect. What a perfect read in a society of internet dating sites, "I want it now" attitudes, and boys who are less than.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060765040
Author:
Nehring, Cristina
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.06x5.30x.87 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the twenty-first century, political correctness, cynicism, prag-matism, and the commodification of sex have reduced romantic love to a discredited myth or a recreational sport—"a cause for embarrassment," says Cristina Nehring. In A Vindication of Love, Nehring wrests romantic love from the clutches of retrograde feminists and cutting-edge capitalists, thrill-seeking convenience shoppers and safe-sex moralists. With help from lovers ranging from Heloise and Abelard to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Nehring celebrates the wild, irreverent, and uncompromising models of love we have inherited—as she rediscovers romantic love's fearless and heroic provenance, and challenges readers to demand partnerships that fully engage body, heart, and mind.
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