An Anatomy Of Love
Jonathon Rutherford explores the enigmatic silence which surrounds men's love. When a man falls in love he surrenders his condition of solitude; he relinquishes his masquerade of self-sufficiency. He falls into a wordless void. He is moved beyond words. A new story of his life is waiting to begin; a recognition that "I am no longer myself without you."
Faced with such a prospect, men have been unsure how to respond to women - or, rather, how to respond to their need of women. Traditionally, they have reasserted their boundaries, recouped some of their solitude, restored order.
Weaving together examples from his own life, from films, social studies, literature and recent events, Jonathon Rutherford searches for a new emotional voice, a new way forward. This is a groundbreaking book at once cultural commentary, moving memoir and psychological study - a modern anatomy of love.
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 05 / 1999
- 134 x 205mm