Love's Confusions by C. D. C. Reeve

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Ranging from Plato to writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Proust, Forster, Beckett, Huxley, Lawrence, and Larkin, Reeve brings the vast resources of Western literature and philosophy to bear on the question of love. Looking at love in light of the classical world and Christianity, and in its complex relationship with pornography, violence, sadomasochism, fantasy, sentimentality, and jealousy, Reeve invites us to think more broadly about love, and to find the confusions that inevitably result to be creative rather than disturbing.
 

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C. D. C. Reeve is Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
 
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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But often the writing is obscure and convoluted (though sometimes beautifully so), as if written from within one of love's paradoxes: "Who I am is as much—and as little—under the authority of others as what love is, and what I must do if I am to love."

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