The Art of Loving

The Art of Loving

Book - 2006 | Fiftieth anniversary edition, first Harper Perennial modern classics edition.
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The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love

Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding.

In his classic work, The Art of Loving, renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects--not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, the love of God, and the love of parents for their children.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006.
Edition: Fiftieth anniversary edition, first Harper Perennial modern classics edition.
Copyright Date: ©1956
ISBN: 9780061129735
Branch Call Number: 152.41 FRO
Characteristics: xviii, 123, 32 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.


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Jun 29, 2012

Wonderful book that deals with the concept of praxis in a very personal manner (love). While I very nearly stopped reading due a strong lapse of insight and wisdom on the part of Fromm, which I won't mention here so as to not deter potential readers, the book as a whole stands strong in the tradition of Paulo Freire and similar authors which communicate to us the importance of engaging with the world and ourselves. Highly recommended, however that recommendation is not given without also saying that the lessons in this text are not restricted to it's topic, but however are made more meaningful through the possibility of generalization into a way of looking at the world with a wider scope.

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Jun 29, 2012

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