The Art of Loving

October 31, 2019 - Comment

The renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life. Most of us are unable

The renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life.

Most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts—a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. Learning to love, like other arts, demands practice and concentration. Even more than any other art it demands genuine insight and understanding.

In this classic work, Fromm explores love in all its aspects–not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also love of parents, children, brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, and the love of God.

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Anonymous says:

A few insights, mixed with disgusting prejudices This book contains some interesting insights, but unfortunately mixed with some vile personal prejudices of the author, especially his irrational belief that people who are not heterosexual cannot experience “real” love. It’s all the worse because book tastemakers, and now a new publisher, portray Fromm as some wise Guru. He was part of psychological community that declared homosexuality to be mental illness, and he makes it quite clear in the book that he was very sure of himself on this…

Anonymous says:

Do Yourself A Favor And Read This One of the most important books one can read, in my view. So much that I had always felt and believed about love was documented clearly and elegantly by Eric Fromm. It’s amusing how one doesn’t really know the ramifications, or at times even the exact substance, of their own thoughts until someone wiser than one’s self puts words to these thoughts. The Art of Loving isn’t a personality check list collection, relationship advice book, or a how to win friends and influence people guide…

Anonymous says:

A beautiful book….. I read this when I was 14, and now I’m 71. I was lucky enough to meet Erich Fromm when I was 19. I wasn’t expecting to meet him, but he was being interviewed on a talk show where my friends were playing the musical entertainment. He was an adorable elderly German gentleman, I was thrilled to be a le to tell him how much this book meant to me when I read it.And now, I’m going to be able to read it again!! From this end of the life span! I highly recommend this book and Fromm’s…

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