Legitimately thoughtful overview from a man in his eighties on the subjects in the title. Navigates well between abstraction and the overly specific.Published 4 months ago by M. Griffin
It is a unique essay written in a poetic way about the history of sex (primary instinct of pleasure/reproduction), eroticism (idealization of sex) and love (couple relationships)... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark
Octavio Paz provides a thought provoking journey through the history of love and eroticism through the ages. Much food for thought! Read morePublished 22 months ago by stephen white
Imagine writing a book on history of and about Love...
mega subject...well Octavio has...!
He nicely defines levels for eroticism and love... Read more
This book is wonderful because Paz goes over all the different forms and practices of love and relationships over time and cultures. It is profound and provocative. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by Born House hold
Paz presents in this work wonderful insights about love and eros in modern life. From the antiquity to the modern period, he studies the themes from the literary and philosophical... Read morePublished on January 30, 2009 by Joyce Åkesson
Fundamental, authoritative, thoughtful and insightful, with a truly scholarly study of the history and literature of Love and Eroticism (attraction, desire). Read morePublished on September 5, 2008 by S. Miller
A powerful tale of life, love , perplexing yet unifying emotions in beings from different times and different cultures. Masterful. A must read.Published on July 29, 2008 by starry-eyed
I read this book slowly, underlining passages, re-reading certain passages to fully absorb the text. Read morePublished on July 18, 2008 by Flippy