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All About Love

(2011)
A non fiction book by

 
 
An intimate and illuminating look at how love shapes our culture and our lives.

Unruly, unpredictable - love is a maddening deity. In this insightful and eloquent meditation on that many-splendored thing, Lisa Appignanesi draws together psychology, literature, popular culture, and her own experiences in order to tangle with love's paradoxes across the span of our lives. Beginning with the rose-tinted raptures of first love, she proceeds to love in marriage, triangulated love, jealousy and adultery, love in the family, and friendship. By illuminating the expectations, the joys and difficulties, and the cultural undercurrents that accompany each stage, Appignanesi raises provocative questions about love in the twenty-first century: Has the unbinding of obstacles to love emptied it of meaning? Do our desires for variety and experimentation result in increased anxiety? What gains and losses have come from greater openness and equality and the burgeoning sphere of virtual fantasy? As rewarding as it is captivating, All about Love will leave you a little wiser about the emotion that rules our lives.

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July 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 0-393-06945-1 / 978-0-393-06945-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-589-9 / 978-1-84408-589-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-591-0 / 978-1-84408-591-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-590-2 / 978-1-84408-590-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All About Love : Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: McArthur & Company
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July 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon CA