A Natural History of Love

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Vintage Books, 1995 - 358 páginas
The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this " audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself.

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Her prose- it is so... purple! So thickly, densely written, with lavish adjectives. Lavish adjectives? See, now it's happening to me too. I need to reread this, because I don't remember specifics bits of love history and lore, only the sense of her prose being over the top. Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - PatienceFortitude - LibraryThing

Her prose- it is so... purple! So thickly, densely written, with lavish adjectives. Lavish adjectives? See, now it's happening to me too. I need to reread this, because I don't remember specifics bits of love history and lore, only the sense of her prose being over the top. Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

Modern Days
66
The Perfect Union
95
Denis de Rougemont Love and Magic
105
Marcel Proust and the Erotics of Waiting
112
The Origins of Desire
123
Attachment Theory
131
The Loving Impaired
139
The Neurophysiology of Love
146
Sex and Flying
227
Men and Mermaids
238
Kissing
249
On the Sensuality of Looking
255
The Courtship
261
The Marriage
267
Of Cocks and Cunts
277
Adultery Extravagant Gestures
283

The Chemistry of Love
159
Aphrodisiacs
169
Why Sex Evolved
177
The Face
181
The Hair
192
Women and Horses
209
Men and Cars
217
Altruism
289
Life and Death in the South Seas
308
On Religious Love
316
On Transference Love
322
The Museum
333
Index
345
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Diane Ackerman has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to garnering many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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