Marilyn Yalom’s How the French Invented Love in the New Yorker!


Marilyn Yalom in The New Yorker! Okay, okay, it was in “Briefly Noted.”  Still, although I wouldn’t exactly kill for the spot, I’d do a great deal for it.  It’s great news for Marilyn and her book, How the French Invented Love.  According to the review:

“This amiable tour through changing French attitudes toward love during the past millennium begins in the twelfth century, when – according to Yalom, a former professor of French – troubadours granted the female objects of their songs an unprecedented power and status. Various manifestations of courtly love followed, and then a centuries-long oscillation between romanticism and cynicism, as exemplified in the first case by Rousseau and George Sand, and in the second by Molière and Flaubert.”

The rest is at the New Yorker here.”

Congratulations, Marilyn!


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