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Understanding love : philosophy, film, and fiction

Author: Susan R Wolf; Christopher Grau
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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A unique and interdisciplinary collection in which scholars from Philosophy join those from Film Studies, English, and Comparative Literature to explore the nature and limits of love through in-depth  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan R Wolf; Christopher Grau
ISBN: 9780195384512 0195384512 9780195384505 0195384504
OCLC Number: 876354307
Description: xiii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Susan Wolf, Introduction ; 1. Macalester Bell, "Fording the Great Divide: Grizzly Man and the Possibilities and Limits of Human-Animal Friendship" ; 2. Lawrence Blum, "False Symmetries in Far From Heaven" ; 3. Maria DiBattista, "The Untold Want of Now, Voyager" ; 4. Frances Ferguson, "Communicating Love: Ian McEwan, Saturday, and Personal Affection in the Information Age" ; 5. Christopher Grau, "Love, Loss, and Identity in Solaris" ; 6. Nick Halpern, "The Embarrassing Father" ; 7. Rae Langton, "Projected Love" ; 8. Douglas MacLean, "Between Desire and Destruction: Reflections on The Go-Between" ; 9. Toril Moi, , "Something that resembles a kind of love: Fantasy and Realism in Little Eyolf" ; 10. Fred Neuhouser, "Rousseau's Julie: Passion, Love, and the Price of Virtue" ; 11. David L. Paletz, "Sherman's March: Romantic Love in Documentary Films" ; 12. Gilberto Perez, "Hitchcock's Family Romance: Allegory in Shadow of a Doubt" ; 13. C.D.C. Reeve, "Lessons in Looking: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Short Films on Love" ; 14. Judith Smith, "Talking Back to Hollywood Love Stories: 'Marital Realism' Films, 1946-1964" ; 15. George Toles, "Dipping into Omniscience with Willa Cather: Authorial Knowledge as Love" ; 16. George M. Wilson, "Love and Bullshit in Santa Rosa: On The Man Who Wasn't There" ; 17. Susan Wolf, "Loving Attention: Lessons in love from The Philadelphia Story"
Responsibility: edited by Susan Wolf and Christopher Grau

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