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The Culture of Love

Kern, Stephen

Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674179595 / ISBN 13: 9780674179592
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Title: The Culture of Love

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This text examines the portrayal of love in literature and art over a period of change from Jane Eyre (1847) to the mid-1930s, focusing on basic elements of love - embodiment, desire, language, sex and power - along with specific situations - waiting, proposing, jealousy, wedding and ending. Num Pages: 464 pages, 57 halftones. BIC Classification: 3JH; 3JJ; ACV; ACX; DSBF; DSBH; DSK; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 234 x 167 x 26. Weight in Grams: 678. . 1998. New ed. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780674179592

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Synopsis: In "The Culture of Love", Stephen Kern examines love over a period of profound change from Jane Eyre (1847) to the mid-1930s. He takes as his theme basic elements of love: embodiment, desire, language, sex, and power, along with specific situations: waiting, proposing, jealousy, wedding, ending. The great 19th-century novels of the Brontes, George Eliot, and Victor Hugo to the modern classics of Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, and James Joyce serve as sources of insight into the contrasting ways of loving, as do paintings and sculptures by Courbet, Picasso, Magritte, Picabia and others.

L'autore: Stephen Kern is Professor of History at Ohio State University.

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