The Double Flame

The Double Flame

Love and Eroticism

Book - 1995
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In this series of essays Paz explores the intimate connection between sex, eroticism, and love in literature throughout the ages. Rich in scope, The Double Flame examines everything from taboo to repression, Carnival to Lent, Sade to Freud, original sin to artificial intelligence. "Brimming with insight, thoughtfulness, and sincerity" (Kirkus Reviews). Translated by Helen Lane.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1995.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780151001033
Branch Call Number: 809.9335 Paz
Characteristics: x, 276 p. ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Llama doble.


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Aug 18, 2012

Readers familiar with Paz's poetry won't be surprised by the content of this book-length meditation on love, and the history of love in Western society. The book also serves as a great example of Paz's simultaneous love for dialogic thinking and aversion to dialectics. Paz was incredibly well read and a true global liberal humanist. His prose writing on love is a great companion to his love poetry, and thorough enough to be a good read for folks interested in the history of love in the West.


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