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Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life
Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life

“To perform gender identity and gender struggles is to perform the institutional and cultural core dilemmas and ambivalence of modernity.”

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Iris Murdoch on Causality, Chance, and How Love Gives Meaning to Human Existence
Iris Murdoch on Causality, Chance, and How Love Gives Meaning to Human Existence

“Everything that is important and valuable and good belongs with the little piece of us which is not mechanical.”

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John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne
John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne

“Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.”

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The Causes and Cures of Lovesickness: A 17th-Century Guide to the Woes of the Heart
The Causes and Cures of Lovesickness: A 17th-Century Guide to the Woes of the Heart

“The many vexations and perturbations that torture the soul of the passionate lover bring about greater harms to men than all the other affections of the mind.”

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Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Exquisite Polyamorous Love Letters from the 1920s
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Exquisite Polyamorous Love Letters from the 1920s

“Surely, one must be either undiscerning, or frightened, to love only one person, when the world is so full of gracious and noble spirits.”

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Anna Dostoyevsky on the Secret to a Happy Marriage: Wisdom from One of History’s Truest and Most Beautiful Loves
Anna Dostoyevsky on the Secret to a Happy Marriage: Wisdom from One of History’s Truest and Most Beautiful Loves

How to nurture a love that “would stand as a firm wall,” that “won’t let you fall, and it gives warmth.”

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