The Resource Intimate relations : the natural history of desire, Liam Hudson & Bernadine Jacot

Intimate relations : the natural history of desire, Liam Hudson & Bernadine Jacot

Label
Intimate relations : the natural history of desire
Title
Intimate relations
Title remainder
the natural history of desire
Statement of responsibility
Liam Hudson & Bernadine Jacot
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Intimate Relations advances a radically new view of love and marriage. Liam Hudson and Bernadine Jacot show that early psychological development leaves adults of both sexes ill-equipped to understand one another's intimate needs and fears. But they go on to demonstrate that these patterns of difference are also the substance of heterosexual fascination, responsible for the rewards as well as the pitfalls familiar to each of us. In their earlier book, The Way Men Think, the authors described those aspects of the male imagination which make men strange in the eyes of women. The authors now focus on patterns of female emotional development, and conclude that these too are the source of an emotional burden or disability: an 'incubus' that women carry through life, and that renders their intimacies with men a source not only of gratification but of depression
  • The authors describe in vivid detail the lives of remarkable women - Vera Brittain, Kate Millett, Margaret Thatcher and Margaret Mead - establishing the subtle nature of sex differences. They also use material from the novels of Julian Barnes, Doris Lessing and Marguerite Duras, and from the career of the painter Walter Sickert, to reveal the processes whereby turbulent emotion is transformed into manageable form. Hudson and Jacot reject the discussion of passionate relationships in terms of 'sexuality'. Erotically charged intimacy, they argue, is an exercise of the individual's imaginative powers. Consequently, it is the parallel between intimacy and art which is the royal road to a better understanding of desire and of the ways in which it is expressed
Dewey number
158/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.I5
LC item number
H83 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Intimate relations : the natural history of desire, Liam Hudson & Bernadine Jacot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [118]-143) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000011420068
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 147 p.
Isbn
9780300062939
Lccn
95007788
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16956461
System control number
  • rmr8247665
  • (OCoLC)32130442

Library Locations

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