The Art of Loving

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Harper & Row, 1974 - Love - 118 pages
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Many people are unable to love--and thus live--fully. Renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm has helped generations of men and women achieve rich and productive lives by developing their capacity to love. This Centennial Edition of his most enduring work, The Art of Loving, salutes the valuable lessons that are Fromm's legacy.

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Erich Fromm as a love therapist. Blunt statements about the barriers which society erects between its members and any possible achievement of any kind of love -- parental, brotherly, erotic, onanist, divine. They are all problemmatic. Read full review

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Every Fromm title is a masterpiece. This small book is an insight into the psychology of interpersonal relations, that, is relevant to all of us. To look at love as an art, to understand the dynamic ... Read full review

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About the author (1974)

Psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm was born in Frankfurt, Germany on March 23, 1900. He received a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in 1922 and finished his psychoanalytical training at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in 1930. He started his own clinical practice and joined the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. In 1934, he moved to New York and became a professor at Columbia University. In 1950, he moved to Mexico City and became a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, where he created a psychoanalytic section at the medical school. He retired from there in 1965 and moved to Muralto, Switzerland in 1974. Throughout his life, Fromm maintained a clinical practice and wrote books. His writings were notable for both their social and political commentary and their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. He became known for linking human personality types with socioeconomic and political structures. His most popular book, The Art of Loving, was first published in 1956 and became an international bestseller. He died on March 18, 1980.

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