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Love's Work : A Reckoning With Life (Paperback)

Author: Rose, Gillian

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Love?s Work is at once a memoir and a work of philosophy. Written by the English philosopher Gillian Rose as she was dying of cancer, it is a book about both the fallibility and the endurance of love, love that becomes real and lasting through an ongoing reckoning with its own limitations. Rose looks back on her childhood, the complications of her parents? divorce and her dyslexia, and her deep and divided feelings about what it means to be Jewish. She tells the stories of several friends also laboring under the sentence of death. From the sometimes conflicting vantage points of her own and her friends? tales, she seeks to work out (seeks, because the work can never be complete?to be alive means to be incomplete) a distinctive outlook on life, one that will do justice to our yearning both for autonomy and for connection to others. With droll self-knowledge (?I am highly qualified in unhappy love affairs,? Rose writes, ?My earliest unhappy love affair was with Roy Rogers?) and with unsettling wisdom (?To live, to love, is to be failed?), Rose has written a beautiful, tender, tough, and intricately wrought survival kit packed with necessary but unanswerable questions.

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Publisher New York Review of Books
Mfg Part# 9781590173657
SKU 213899927
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1590173651
Release Date 10/12/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0150
Publisher New York Review of Books
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