A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-first Century

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Harper Collins, Jun 16, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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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. . . . It’s difficult to deny that [Nehring] is on to something.” — Wall Street Journal

A thinking person’s “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 Botton’s How Proust Can Change Your Life and Pierre Bayard’s How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read.

 

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A Vindication of Love Christina Nehring This is an impassioned piece of social commentary, arguing for the return of intense and passionate loving between men and women, love that takes risks. The ... Read full review

Contents

Love as Wisdom
17
three
81
Love as Heroism
143
Love as Failure
193
seven
235
Toward a New Definition of Eros
271
acknowledgments
277
notes
293
index
319
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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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