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Love's Work (New York Review Books Classics), Gillian Rose
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Author:    Gillian Rose

Title:   Love's Work (New York Review Books Classics)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Very Good

Publisher:    NYRB Classics May 2011

ISBN Number:    1590173651 / 9781590173657

Seller ID:   122135

Externally appears in New condition, but found a couple instances of underlining in the text.

An Eighth Day View:

"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.

Price = 7.50 USD

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