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Understanding love. Philosophy, film, and fiction.

Author: Susan Wolf; Christopher Grau
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press US 2014.
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This collection of original essays, written by scholars from disciplines across the humanities, addresses a wide range of questions about love through a focus on individual films, novels, plays, and works of philosophy. The essays touch on many varieties of love, including friendship, romantic love, parental love, and even the love of an author for her characters. How do social forces shape the types of love that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wolf; Christopher Grau
ISBN: 9780195384512 0195384512
OCLC Number: 869726242
Description: 448 pages
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: Susan Wolf; Christopher Grau.

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