How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
Publish date: October 23rd 2012
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Books About Books
Because Valentine's Day!
So I was led astray by the title of this book How the French Invented Love--doesn't that suggest a sociological explanation of the significance of love in French culture? Now of course, love is important in every culture. But to my romantic American Francophile mind, the French seem to have cornered...
What a fascinating book.
How the French Invented Love is a history of love in French society, particularly French literature, from around 1100AD to today. The author summarizes classic stories to give you a feel for the era, but leaves out just enough that you desperately want to read the complete work. These glimpses into ...
I'm a Francophile and I love reading; I love romance and I love -- for the most part -- the dramatic tensions that come with romantic stories. Writers on reading bring me joy and I get giddy delight when anyone geeks out about great books. This book is a breezy, accessible look at French attitudes...
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