Love and friendship

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 590 pages
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The author of The Closing of the American Mind argues that basic human connections--love and friendship--are withering away, asserting that humans' impoverished feelings are rooted in an impoverished language of love. 200,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Brian Davis - Goodreads

Bloom sure read a lot, and he sure put a lot of thought into what he read. This book is extremely dense, not with theory but with observation, context, cross-reference, personal interpretation, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

A fascinating look at the idea of Eros in the classic writings of Renee Descartes, William Shalespeare, and others. Beautiful book. Read full review

Contents

The Fall of Eros
13
Part OneRousseau and the Romantic Project
37
Introduction
269
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Allan Bloom is Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College and co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy at the University of Chicago. He has taught at Yale, University of Paris, University of Toronto, Tel Aviv University, and Cornell, where he was the recipient of the Clark Teaching Award in 1967. His other books are Plato's "Republic" (translator and editor), "Politics and the Arts: Rousseau's Letter to d'Alembert" (translator and editor), Rousseau's "Emile" (translator and editor), and "Shakespeare's Politics" (with Harry V. Jaffa). He lives in Chicago.

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