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The incurable romantic and other tales of madness and desire, Frank Tallis

Label
The incurable romantic and other tales of madness and desire
Title
The incurable romantic and other tales of madness and desire
Statement of responsibility
Frank Tallis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Love defines us. It shapes the individual, ensures the preservation of the species, and is the principal subject we - as a culture - choose to examine in our art forms. The experience of being in love is powerful and it inevitably changes how we feel and how we behave. Even when love is normal it is so intense that for thousands of years doctors and poets have described love as a kind of madness; however, love can also go wrong. When this happens the consequences for the individual and those around them can be far reaching and in some instances truly astonishing. Lovesickness is not a trivial matter. Unrequited love is a frequent cause of suicide (particularly among the young) and over ten percent of murders are connected with sexual jealousy. In the course of his career, Frank Tallis has treated many fascinating patients, and their stories, told here, are dramatic, bizarre and revealing
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tallis, Frank
Dewey number
152.4/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.L8
LC item number
T35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
BF 575.L8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Sex
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Love
  • Behavior, Addictive
  • Psychotherapy
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Love
  • Sex
Label
The incurable romantic and other tales of madness and desire, Frank Tallis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The barrister's clerk : love that accepts no denial -- The haunted bedroom : ageless passion -- The woman who wasn't there : suspicion and destructive love -- The man who had everything : addicted to love -- The incurable romantic : on the impossibility of perfect love -- The American evangelist : sins of the flesh -- The stocking game : Dr B and Fraulein O-a cautionary tale -- Narcissus : desire reflected -- The night porter : guilt and self-deception -- The 'good' paedophile : tainted love -- The couple : improbable love -- Brain cuts : love dissected
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xix, 280 pages
Isbn
9781541617551
Lccn
2017056452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1013590788
Label
The incurable romantic and other tales of madness and desire, Frank Tallis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The barrister's clerk : love that accepts no denial -- The haunted bedroom : ageless passion -- The woman who wasn't there : suspicion and destructive love -- The man who had everything : addicted to love -- The incurable romantic : on the impossibility of perfect love -- The American evangelist : sins of the flesh -- The stocking game : Dr B and Fraulein O-a cautionary tale -- Narcissus : desire reflected -- The night porter : guilt and self-deception -- The 'good' paedophile : tainted love -- The couple : improbable love -- Brain cuts : love dissected
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xix, 280 pages
Isbn
9781541617551
Lccn
2017056452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1013590788

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