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In this classic work, often described as "The History of the Rise, Decline, and Fall of the Love Affair," Denis de Rougemont explores the psychology of love from the legend of Tristan and Isolde to Hollywood. At the heart of his ever-relevant inquiry is the inescapable conflict in the West between marriage and passion--the first associated with social and religious responsiblity and the second with anarchic, unappeasable love as celebrated by the troubadours of medieval Provence. These early poets, according to de Rougemont, spoke the words of an Eros-centered theology, and it was through this "heresy" that a European vocabulary of mysticism flourished and that Western literature took on a new direction.
Bringing together historical, religious, philosophical, and cultural dimensions, the author traces the evolution of Western romantic love from its literary beginnings as an awe-inspiring secret to its commercialization in the cinema. He seeks to restore the myth of love to its original integrity and concludes with a philosophical perspective on modern marriage.
From the Back Cover: In this classic work, Denis De Rougemont explores the psychology of love from the legend of Tristan and Isolde to Hollywood.
Titolo: Love in the Western World.
Casa editrice: Random House
Data di pubblicazione: 1956
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Pantheon, 1956. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Revised and Augmented. Revised and augmented edition, 1956. In English, translated by Montgomery Belgion, with new preface by Denis de Rougemont. 336 pages. Shelfworn, with age-toning and markings. Binding is sound and sturdy; text always readable. A nice reading/study copy. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Codice libro della libreria 233127
Descrizione libro Random House, 1956. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Jacket clipped, slightly chipped around the top edge. A little pencil. Clean, tight otherwise. Book. Codice libro della libreria 60-1JIR-Q66Q
Descrizione libro Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 039443434X