The Art of Loving (P.S.) Paperback – 4 Jan 2007
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"Erich Fromm is both a psychologist of penetration and a writer of ability. His book is one of dignity and candor, of practicality and precision."--"Chicago Tribune"Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism."--"Fortune
About the Author
Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory. His best known work, "Escape from Freedom" (1941), focuses on the human urge to seek a source of authority and control upon reaching a freedom that was thought to be an individual s true desire. Fromm s critique of the modern political order and capitalist system led him to seek insights from medieval feudalism. His many works (in English) include "Psychoanalysis and Religion" (1950); "The Art of Loving" (1956); and "On Being Human" (1997).
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Along with another seminal work ... Conditions of Love by John Armstrong ... it ought to be compulsory reading for every young adult.
There is a lot to be taken from this text, but it is too brief, too theoretical and too sterile. Fromm states that anyone who came to this book looking for easy guidance about learning to love will be disappointed, but I wonder why he didn't elaborate on the two quite difficult steps the book recommends: first, to meditate and second to learn self-discipline. If you have a philosophical / religious interest in the theme of love, then I recommend this as an antiquated example of what writers on love were thinking in the mid twentieth century. If you actually have a problem, I still recommend it despite its failure to take into account different sexualities, but maybe only after you've read some other texts which *do* offer a few practical tips on getting over your insecurities.
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It would be a good book if Mr Fromm wasn't an open homophobe! There is some well thought over writing and well researched sources and beautifully written statements... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kas
Erich Fromm is a master in exploring the truths and myths about the universal search of love.
This is the book that every single person should read...
All time favourite read. Came in good condition as described.Published 11 months ago by yulia herzog
More folk should read this... and not just once... dip into it from time to time... let it sink in... I'm still learning from it! b!xPublished 11 months ago by Chris Bingham
Erich Fromm eloquently identifies the nature of love in all its forms and how we can develop our humanity by honing our ability to love.Published 11 months ago by Ade McCormack
everyone in the western world should have read this by the the time they are teenagers, and have a copy to keepPublished 12 months ago by billy babbitt