All About Love: New Visions

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HarperCollins, Jan 9, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explode th question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

  

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My introduction to the amazing world of bell hooks. - Goodreads
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A powerbook book by an important writer. - Goodreads
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Review: All About Love: New Visions (bell hooks Love Trilogy)

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I've never given four stars to a book that I skimmed so much when reading. And, I often got frustrated with the writing style wasn't cohesive enough for me. But this is an important book that lays the ... Read full review

Review: All About Love: New Visions (bell hooks Love Trilogy)

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Brilliant. Bell Hooks is so insightful, and writes with such clarity and purpose. Read full review

Contents

Three
30
Let Love Be Love in Me
51
Five
65
Simply Love 103
102
Sweet Love 167
168
Loving into Life and Death
189
Redemptive Love 207
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Bell Hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," she is a charismatic speaker who divides her time among teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks is the author of more than 17 books, including All About Love: New Visions; Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work; Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life; Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood; Killing Rage: Ending Racism; Art on My Mind: Visual Politics; and Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. She lives in New York City.

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