Wing to wing, oar to oar : readings on courting and marrying (Book, 2000) []
skip to content
Wing to wing, oar to oar : readings on courting and marrying

Wing to wing, oar to oar : readings on courting and marrying

Author: Amy A Kass; Leon Kass
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2000.
Series: Ethics of everyday life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Intended to help young people of marriageable age and their parents think about the meaning, purpose, and virtues of marriage and, especially, about finding the right person with whom to make a life"--Jacket.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wing to wing, oar to oar.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy A Kass; Leon Kass
ISBN: 0268019592 9780268019594 0268019606 9780268019600
OCLC Number: 42708088
Description: xv, 636 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Where are we now? Assessing our situation. From front porch to back seat / Bailey "Passionate attachments in the West in historical perspective" / Stone --
"Relationships" / Bloom --
"I do?" / Blankenhorn --
Why marry? Defenses of matrimony. "This is the question / Darwin --
"Of marriage goods" / Aquinas --
"Of marriage and single life" / Bacon --
Pride and prejudice : for love or money? / Austen --
"Some reflections on marriage" / Kierkegaard --
"Monogamy and its discontents" / Tucker --
"Men and women--
can we be friends?" / Meilaender 'Speaking personally" / Borowitz --
"The annunciation" / Muir --
What about sex? Man, woman, and sexuality. The coupling of Ares and Aphrodite / Homer --
The anthropology of sex / Genesis 2:4-4:2 --
Emile : sexual complementarity / Rousseau --
The story of Candaules and Gyges / Herodotus --
On shame and love / Kant --
"Comment on the social psychology of shame" / Riezler --
"Four mischievous theories of sex / May --
Is this love? Eros and its aims. "The word love" / Divakaruni --
Aristophanes' Speech on Eros ; Socrates' speech on Eros / Plato Symposium --
The Song of Songs"--
"The Tristan myth" / De Rougemont --
Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare --
Emile : educating for love / Rousseau --
Sonnets 18, 115, and 116 / Shakespeare Letters on love / Rilke --
"Eros" / Lewis. How can I find and win the right one? Courtship. Miss Manners advice on courtship / Martin --
Genesis 24 : Finding a wife for Isaac --
Genesis 29-31 : Jacob finds a wife --
"The engagement : a story" / Abraham --
The people of the Sierra / Pitt-Rivers --
"Courtship" : a colloquy / Erasmus --
The tempest / Shakespeare --
As you like it / Shakespeare --
"Reflections on courtship and marriage" / Franklin --
"The Elysian fields" / Franklin --
The courtship of Pierre and Hélène / Tolstoy --
Anna Karenina : Levin' proposal to Kitty / Tolstoy --
Pride and prejudice : the courtship of Darcy and Elizabeth / Austen --
Why a wedding? The promises of marriage. "The covenant of marriage" / May --
Marriage vows and blessings --
"Active love, or keeping faith" / De Rougemont --
"The marriage name" / Kass and Kass --
What can married life be like? The blessings of married life. The reunion of Penelope and Odysseus --
The friendship of husband and wife / Aristotle --
Childless love / Jewish Midrash --
"The married man : reservist of the line" / Kipling --
Letter to Sarah / Ballou --
Democracy in America : marriage and mores / Tocqueville --
Emile : married letters / Rousseau --
Lasting love / Kierkegaard --
Bed and board : liturgies of home / Capon --
War and peace : first epilogue : parents and children / Tolstoy --
"The Master speed" / Frost.
Series Title: Ethics of everyday life.
Responsibility: edited by Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass.


Despite current concerns for ""family values"" and the dissolution of marriages, Amy A. and Leon R. Kass see very little attention being paid to what makes for marital success. They argue there are  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"A splendid collection that reminds us of what we are in danger of forgetting-the great Western tradition of marriage and courtship. The resources the Kasses have brought together are rich, complex, Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.