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The Birth of Pleasure | [Carol Gilligan]

The Birth of Pleasure

Finding evidence in new psychological research, the myth of Psyche and Cupid, Shakespeare’s plays, Freud’s case histories, Anne Frank’s diaries and contemporary novels, Carol Gilligan discovers that the roots of a more hopeful view of love are all around us.

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Finding evidence in new psychological research, the myth of Psyche and Cupid, Shakespeare’s plays, Freud’s case histories, Anne Frank’s diaries, and contemporary novels, Carol Gilligan discovers that the roots of a more hopeful view of love are all around us.

©2002 Carol Gilligan (P)2012 Bma Audio

What the Critics Say

"Gillian’s mastery of literary sources and her intelligent but nonacademic writing make this an enjoyable, challenging work." (Publishers Weekly)

"An original and elegant inquiry, a fine weave of vivid case studies of ‘couples in crisis’ and brilliant literary analysis." (Booklist)

"A rich and personal tapestry.... [A] bold and boundary-breaking book." (The Boston Globe)

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