Culled from love letters, poetry, fiction, personal essays, and memories, this anthology celebrates humankind's grandest pastime and obsession: love. Here is a panorama of fine writing about love's many moods and majesties, from all the veils of flirtation, seduction, and marriage to the tempests of suspicions, jealousy, and heartache. Here is a treasury of more than two hundred selections - from Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" to Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee?" to poems by John Ashbery, Louise Gluck, and Jorie Graham. There are excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Madame Bovary, The Odyssey, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and Ironweed, as well as letters from Baudelaire to Sabatier, George Eliot to Herbert Spencer, and Henry Miller to Anais Nin. A delightful mix of the contemporary and the classic.
About the Author :
Diane Ackerman has contributed to The Book of Love as an editor.
Diane Ackerman is the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses, the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife, Dawn Light, "One Hundred Names for Love", and many other books. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.
Jeanne Mackin has contributed to The Book of Love as an editor. Mackin is a journalist and writing instructor.
|Title:||The Book of Love||Publisher:||W. W. Norton & Company|
|Author:||Diane Ackerman, Jeanne Mackin|
|No. of Pages:||827|
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