The Casanova Complex: Compulsive Lovers and Their Women

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Poseiden Press, 1988 - Health & Fitness - 283 pages
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Trachtenberg, a recovering Casanova, takes the reader on a fascinating journey inside the Casanova complex, telling what a life of migratory sexuality is really like and who the women are that make it possible. He describes the syndrome as a true compulsive disorder, similar to alcoholism.

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Chapter Three Patterns of Desire

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About the author (1988)

Peter Trachtenberg's essays and short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, TriQuarterly, Bomb, the Jewish Forward, and Chicago, and have been broadcast on NPR's "All Things Considered." He received the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction and the Jerome Lowell DeJur Award for Fiction from the City College of New York. He has taught at Brown University, The New School, Johns Hopkins, NYU, the School of Visual Arts, and City College of New York. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York with his wife, Mary Gaitskill.

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