The Birth of Pleasure

  • by Carol Gilligan
  • Narrated by Normi Noel
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Finding evidence in new psychological research, the myth of Psyche and Cupid, Shakespeare’s plays, Freud’s case histories, Anne Frank’s diaries, and contemporary novels, Carol Gilligan discovers that the roots of a more hopeful view of love are all around us.

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What the Critics Say

"Gillian’s mastery of literary sources and her intelligent but nonacademic writing make this an enjoyable, challenging work." (Publishers Weekly)
"An original and elegant inquiry, a fine weave of vivid case studies of ‘couples in crisis’ and brilliant literary analysis." (Booklist)
"A rich and personal tapestry.... [A] bold and boundary-breaking book." (The Boston Globe)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2013
  • Publisher: BMA Audio - The Mount Press