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Marriage And Love

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Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State - and Church - begotten weed, marriage?
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Shanna
Yet another reason not to get married.
Lara Morgade
Oct 28, 2016 Lara Morgade rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Y yo me pregunto por qué la gente está que no caga con Caitlin Moran teniendo a una gran ensayista+activista feminista y anarquista como Emma Goldman. Sobrepasa todos los niveles. De 10 esta mujer.
Reginacm
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Tendo em conta a época em que foi escrito, este ensaio constitui um marco na literatura feminista.

Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all
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Jun 29, 2016 Sharayu Gangurde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Since everyone I know keeps talking of the 'right' marriageable age these days as I attend wedding ceremonies almost every other week, it seemed relevant to read a book titled, Marriage and Love by Emma Goldman, a well-known feminist from late 19th century written in 1911. I felt initially it read like an angry woman rant but gradually as I progressed through the text, the core ideas about the vain connection we as society link between marriage and love, became crystal clear.

This is one of thos
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May 31, 2016 Galicius rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Cindy
Feb 08, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though I'd like to get married one day, I 100% agree with Goldman's notions.



*It's only 200 characters so I don't consider this one of my 75 books for the year but I do want to add it here since I did read the essay.
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Marts  (Thinker)
Goldman's feminist views on love and the marriage institution, also expressed in her book Anarchism and other essays...
Fluencer
Jun 05, 2016 Fluencer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Its the grim truth, which even the society in which I currently live in, will not accept.
Samir
Feb 20, 2014 Samir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An honest look at one of the world's oldest institutions Marriage and how it differs from Love - an emotion that can't be captured in confines of something as vain as a marriage...
Loránd
Emma Goldman argues—quite well, I might add—how marriage has nothing to do with love. The prose is beautiful, and the tone striking. Definitely worth a read.
Ariel
Feb 28, 2014 Ariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An elegant indictment of matrimony.
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Emma Goldman was a feminist anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the bu
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“ Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. In freedom it gives itself unreservedly, abundantly, completely. All the laws on the statutes, all the courts in the universe, cannot tear it from the soil, once love has taken root.” 204 likes
“Love is it's own protection.” 24 likes
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