Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters

The Power of Romantic Passion
 
 
American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • erschienen am 15. Oktober 2006
 
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  • 405 Seiten
978-1-58562-240-5 (ISBN)
 
Well-known psychoanalyst Dr. Ethel S. Person draws on examples from Auden and Shakespeare, from the movies of Humphrey Bogart and the novels of Judith Krantz, and from her own high school experiences in Kentucky to describe the nature of love and its fitful occurrence.
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Ethel S. Person, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York City.
Preface to the Reprint EditionIntroductionPART I: The Experience of Romantic LoveChapter 1. Falling in LoveChapter 2. Love Realized: The Idyllic PhaseChapter 3. Love's Divided Nature: The Pleasure and Pain of Romantic LovePART II: The Aims of LoveChapter 4. How Love Develops: Love Dialogues and the Life CycleChapter 5. The Creative Synthesis in LovePART III: The Paradoxes and Struggles Inherent in LoveChapter 6. Self-Surrender: Transcendence Versus EnslavementChapter 7. The Link Between Love and PowerChapter 8. Disillusionment Chapter 9. TrianglesPART IV: The Gender Difference in LoveChapter 10. Transference Love and Romantic LoveChapter 11. Modes of Self-Realization: Women and Romance, Men and PowerPART V: The Fate of LoveChapter 12. Unhappy Love: Experience and ConsequencesChapter 13. Love That Enriches, Love That EnduresFinal Thoughts: Romantic Love as an Agent of ChangeNotesReferencesIndex
The author takes a very difficult topic, romantic love, and details a fascinating and useful examination of it. There are few other books that explore the topic so well, and love is often avoided by other authors or cast in a negative light. The author takes a positive look at the benefits and pitfalls inherent in romantic love and explores both equally. [Person's] clinical examples are appropriate and the literary/film references help to provide a setting or situation that everyone can appreciate. I particularly enjoyed the section on the paradoxes and struggles in love and I gained a new perspective on some of my patients' difficulties. I would recommend this title to anyone, clinician or lay person, interested in romantic love. * Doody's Book Review Service *

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