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Friendship: Being Ourselves With Others
In Friendship, Graham Little discusses one of lifes primary experiences and invites readers to ask themselves what friendship really is. What makes us friends? Are there different kinds of friendships? Why do we have the friends we do?Little looks at the history of friendship from the ancient Greeks to Freud and beyond. He links some of the oldest ideas about friendship wi ...more
Published 1993 by Text Pub.
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Unfortunately I found this book quite boring despite its fascinating theme. His distinctions of 3 types of friendship felt artificial, the case studies repetitive and his first chapter where he reviews literature on friendship was both tedious and often written in an unclear way. Some sentences literally didn’t make sense. A more subtle analysis with more variations of different friendship types would have improved the book significantly.