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Le paradoxe amoureux

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Inventer l’amour, l’émanciper des tutelles religieuses et des politiques familiales, instaurer le mariage d’inclination, en finir avec le servage des femmes, tel fut le grand projet des réformateurs depuis le 18ème siècle. Il aura fallu presque trois siècles pour le mener à bien et offrir à chacun la possibilité d’aimer qui il souhaite, de frayer avec la personne de son ch ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published October 7th 2009 by Grasset (first published 2009)
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Idei adevarate dar care dor. Lumea de azi in transformare este infioratoare prin vocea lui Bruckner.
"Δε λιώνουν όλες οι ενώσεις όπως το χιόνι στον ήλιο,μερικές διαρκούν χωρίς να θεωρούν τη διάρκειά τους κάτι εξαιρετικό.Στη σύγκρουση ανάμεσα στην ορμή και τη και φθορά,οι εραστές επιλέγουν τη μονιμότητα.Καμιά φορά φαίνεται ότι δεν θα τα καταφέρουν-περνούν σκοτεινές περιόδους,βαριούνται,εγκαταλείπουν ο ένας τον άλλον,τελικά,όμως,οι πληγές επουλώνονται.Στην ευαίσθητη σύζευξη του πάθους και της διάρκειας,διαλέγουν τη διάρκεια,που φθείρει το πάθος αλλά ενισχύει την εμπιστοσύνη.Διαλέγουν τον σκελετό ...more
Ciprian Rusen
A good collection of essays that describe very well the paradox of love in the modern society. While this book makes a good radiography of modern relationships, sex, love and how they are intertwined with religion and the rules of society, it doesn't do much in terms of providing new ideas, new approaches that could help us get past our problems. This book is somewhat ironic in this regard: it shares all our problems but it doesn't share any solutions, just because nobody knows them, including t ...more
Paradoxul iubirii este un eseu-analiză, situat la granița dintre psihologie, sociologie și istoria ideilor, despre condiția actuală a uneia dintre cele mai contrariate creații ale minții umane – iubirea. De la idealizările romanticilor la eliberarea sexuală a anilor ’60, de la condamnarea pasiunii în epoca clasică la revoluția intimității și la utopia “mîntuirii prin orgasm” (Wilhelm Reich), la reactualizarea ideilor marchizului de Sade, iubirea a fost în continuu inventată și reinventată.

Written in the French tradition of philosophy-cum-short essays and thought experiments. The influence of Montaigne, Pascal and La Rouchefoucault is strongly visible. The chapters are assembled like thematic variations on the central notion that the experience of love is inherently contradictory. Though by the end Bruckner seems to endorse a mostly cynical view, that romantic love inevitably turns into bored companionship; monogamy becomes self-flagellation; only a more meaningful sexual revoluti ...more
Cristian Nitoiu
A collection of essays relating the long debated concept of love and its implications.

Pascal Bruckner tries to put together everything that the word love can make you think about, from marriage to polygamy, from a paternal society to an equality of sexes throughout the human history, religion, intimacy, homosexuals, affairs and so on.

Of course this is just Pascal's own view on love so he tried to be impartial and not to jump straight to any conclusion rather make you decide for your own.

At times
prea mult text, prea putine idei. Pe scurt: iubirea e un lucru foarte mare si un concept foarte FOARTE complicat, iar oamenii sunt imperfecti.
Kim Gammelgaard
A very good read, especially the chapter on Love, Christianity and Communism. was - for a more or less non-believing protestant - very enlightening, but the footnotes really lifted the book another level. They are the must-reads of the book.
Mercurio Cadena
The analysis given by the author reveals some of the most common love concerns nowadays. It is a must for those interested in expanding the comprehension of successful human interaction.

The format is not strict; it seems to be a bunch of ideas put together with little sense of coherence. But such coherence is not necessary; it is like one of those great coffee chats about love issues that, once concluded, brings peace to the participants.

bu kitapla sevişmiyoruz
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After studies at the university Paris I and Paris VII, and then at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, he became maître de conférences at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and collaborator at the Nouvel Observateur.

Pascal Bruckner began writing in the vein of the so-called "nouveaux philosophes" and counts among their best known French proponents. He published Parias (Parias), Lunes de
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