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Author Yalom, Marilyn.

Title How the French invented love [Axis 360 electronic resource] : nine hundred years of passion and romance / Marilyn Yalom.

Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York, NY : Harper Perennial, c2012.
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 400 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-390) and index.
Contents Abélard and Héloïse, patron saints of French lovers -- Courtly love : how the French invented romance -- Gallant love : La Princesse de Clèves -- Comic love, tragic love : Molière and Racine -- Seduction and sentiment : Prévost, Crébillon fils, Rousseau, and Laclos -- Love letters : Julie de Lespinasse -- Republican love : Elisabeth Le Bas and Madame Roland -- Yearning for the mother : Constant, Stendahl, and Balzac -- Love among the Romantics : George Sand and Alfred de Musset -- Romantic love deflated : Madame Bovary -- Love in the Gay Nineties : Cyrano de Bergerac -- Love between men : Verlaine, Rimbaud, Wilde, and Gide -- Desire and despair : Proust's neurotic lovers -- Lesbian love : Colette, Gertrude Stein, and Violette Leduc -- Existentialists in love : Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- The dominion of desire : Marguerite Duras -- Love in the twenty-first century.
Summary Acclaimed scholar Marilyn Yalom distills the central tenets of the Gallic gospel of love from her reading of the great French literary works, as well as from the people she has known and her own memories of France, examining almost a thousand years of divine culture in search of the intimate moments that reveal how the particularly French concept of l'amour has endured and evolved.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- France -- History.
Love -- France -- History.
Sex customs -- France -- History.
France -- Moral conditions -- History.
France -- Social life and customs.
National characteristics, French.
French literature -- History and criticism.
Love in literature.
Sex in literature.
French literature (OCoLC)fst00934688
Literature (OCoLC)fst00999953
Love (OCoLC)fst01002769
Man-woman relationships (OCoLC)fst01007080
Manners and customs (OCoLC)fst01007815
Moral conditions (OCoLC)fst01026043
National characteristics, French (OCoLC)fst01033425
Sex (OCoLC)fst01114160
Sex customs (OCoLC)fst01114306
France (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc (OCoLC)fst01411635
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Yalom, Marilyn. How the French invented love. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper Perennial, c2012 9780062048318 (OCoLC)777624681
ISBN 9780062048325 (electronic bk.)
0062048325 (electronic bk.)
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