The four Loves (Les quatre amours)
The four loves deserve the status of a true little classic, insofar as it is a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and shortcomings of loves humans. Lewis' lucid analyzes as a novelist include motifs imbued with a deeply religious understanding of human nature.
New York Times
A candid, warm and personal work in which the author describes four basic forms of love: affection, friendship, erotic love and divine love. He explores the possibilities and problems of love between parents and children, between men and women, between people of the same sex, and he concludes his analysis with divine love (agape), which gives a unique richness and an indispensable dimension to any other form of love. Lewis also discusses issues of sex, possessiveness, jealousy, pride, false sentimentalism, good and bad manners in the art of loving; he likes to stress the need for laughter and humor between lovers. Of course, the benefits are often accompanied by risks, he writes, but he recommends that we take the risk of loving, because “... outside of Heaven, the only place where we can be perfectly protected from all dangers and inconvenience of love is hell. "
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Original title : The Four Loves
Author : CS Lewis
Publisher : Éditions Raphaël
Publication : November 2005
ISBN : 9782884170406
Pages : 237
Dimensions : 12 x 21 cm < br> Weight : 265 g