December 1, 2006
December 1, 2006
Coming none too soon in a time which seems bereft of love of any kind, Fromm's classic originally published by Harper in 1956 is quietly optimistic, asserting that the only love that really matters is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge and courage. With a new introduction by Peter D. Kramer, this edition includes the full text describing love as an art, the theory of love in its many forms, including brotherly love, motherly love, exotic love, self-love and love of God, love and its disintegration in contemporary western society, and the practice of love. In an illustrated biographical afterword by Rainer Funk we find many of the sources for Fromm's thoughts on love, including his upbringing as an only child, his failed early marriages and his eventual success, and his perceptions of Freud, Marx, Weber and other great minds. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Love," says Dr. Fromm," is the only satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence." In this long-established classic of psychology, Dr. Fromm shows how learning to love, like other arts, demands practice and concentration. He explains why he believes that most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts--a love that is based on maturity, self-knowledge and courage--and shows readers how to attain such a love. He discusses love in all its aspects, not only romantic love, but also the love of parents for children, brotherly love, ****** love, self-love, and love of God.
- Genre: Family + Relationships, Psychology, Body + Mind + Spirit
- Subgenre: Interpersonal Relations, General, Love + Romance
- Edition: Anniversary
- Language: English
- Author: Erich Fromm
- Online Item #: 11337776
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5736
- ISBN: 9780061129735
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported