The Romantic Movement

The Romantic Movement

Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
The author of On Love returns with the story of the ups and downs of an affair between Alice and Eric, complete with drawings and diagrams and a chorus of thinkers about love--from Descartes to Aretha Franklin.

Blackwell North Amer
Alice is disappointed by men and searching for answers when she meets and embarks on an affair with Eric. Her romantic predicaments and emotional swings give rise to a host of questions. Why is jealousy sometimes a good thing? At what stage can one disagree with a lover's opinion, without giving offense? Must there always be an issue of power between people? And, perhaps most important of all, what is the link between love, sex, and shopping?
With a sure feel for women and men, Alain de Botton reveals the lovers' characters; he also provides a chorus of thinkers about love, from Descartes and Rousseau to Plato, D. H. Lawrence, and Aretha Franklin. As Alice begins to evaluate Eric as a prospective mate, her thoughts are amusingly illustrated by a succession of drawings and charts.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the ups and downs in the relationship of Alice and Eric, complete with drawings and diagrams and a chorus of thinkers about love--from Descartes to Aretha Franklin

Publisher: New York : Picador, 1995, c1994
ISBN: 9780312131593
0312131593
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm

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