Publish date: December 30th 1975
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
At first I really loved Stendhal's essays on Love. His theory is that the pains of love are necessary in order to "crystallize" the object of one's love, which basically is a process of transcendence from the real to the ideal, a state which is necessary in real, passionate love. Furthermore, Stendh...
Charming, diverting essay by the famed French novelist on the subject that dominated so much of his fiction-love. His views about women are outdated and not always easy to read, but overall the book is delightful and the Hesperus edition is beautifully packaged with French flaps and evocative cover ...