The Art of Loving, by Erich Fromm, is a classic, groundbreaking text on the essential need to develop our abilities for meaningful, lasting love. This paperback edition is the most recent version of the highly acclaimed 20th century book, which has been published around the world. Plus, 10% of the purchase price goes to support adult literacy through ProLiteracy.
From Bev & Her Books:
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm is a deep dive into understanding the origins of true, mature love and the forces that shape how we love. It offers clear and unbiased guidance on how to practice loving with intention, helping you to move closer to understanding yourself and the people you love.
From the Publisher:
Today more than ever, love is the answer. Here is the classic instruction manual. Now reissued with a beautiful new cover, here is Erich Fromm’s ground-breaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love.
The renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life.
Most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts—a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. Learning to love, like other arts, demands practice and concentration. Even more than any other art it demands genuine insight and understanding.
In this provocative, insightful book, Fromm discusses love in all its aspects; not only romantic love, so surrounded by false conceptions, but also love of parents, children, brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, and love of God.
From the back cover:
Master the Art of Loving
The groundbreaking bestseller that has show millions of readers how to achieve deep purpose and connection by developing their hidden capacities for love
Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every art, love demand practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding. In his classic work The Art of Loving, legendary philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects--not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, the love of God, and the love of parents fro children.
"[A] major work in the filed of psychology." --New York Times
"Fromm's 1956 masterwork The Art of Loving [makes] a case for love as a skill to be honed....Enduringly excellent,....Explores the misconceptions and cultural falsehoods keeping us fro mastering this supreme human skill, outlining both its theory and its practice with extraordinary insight into the complexities of the human heart." --MARIA POPOVA, Brain Pickings
With a forward from Peter D. Kramer and an afterward by Rainer Funk.
Erich Fromm (1900-1980), renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher, was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Munich and subsequently studied at the Psychoanalytic Institute in Berlin. After emigrating to the United States in 1933, he set up a private practice in psychiatry, and taught at Columbia University, Yale University, NYU, and the National University of Mexico. His other books include Escape from Freedom, Man for Himself, The Heart of Man, and The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.