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Die Kunst des Liebens. by Erich Fromm
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Die Kunst des Liebens. (original 1956; edition 1993)

by Erich Fromm, Erich Fromm (Author)

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The psychologist explores the theory, meaning, and practice of love, as well as its significance in contemporary Western society.
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Title:Die Kunst des Liebens.
Authors:Erich Fromm
Other authors:Erich Fromm (Author)
Info:Ullstein Taschenbuchvlg. (1993), Ausgabe: Neuausgabe, Broschiert, 160 Seiten
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:liebe, psychologie, sachbuch

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The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm (1956)

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Has some interesting parts, but this book was written in the 1950s, so couple of chapters was about religion oriented, also some shit about gay people.
Overall not bad. ( )
  Alevis | May 17, 2020 |
Επετειακή έκδοση για τα 50 χρόνια του βιβλίου με πληροφορίες για το έργο και τη ζωή του συγγραφέα ( )
  maria21gr | May 12, 2020 |
ENGLISH: How many broken hearts, how many separations, how many divorces saved if books like this had been read. It's a non-fiction classic about love, written by psychologist Erich Fromm in 1956. The book has survived its author, it doesn't go out of style and is more necessary than ever. It makes a very successful analysis of the evils of this society and its lack of values. A wisdom that goes against the current world.

The book distinguishes mere falling in love with true love. It describes wrong or incomplete ways of loving. It develops the qualities that the mature person must have. It does it from psychology, in a clear and pleasant way. It brings out very interesting examples and biblical references. It gives practical examples to assimilate these skills. Terms such as: faith, courage, hope, concentration, effort, work, vitality, image of the other, nuclei, narcissism, giving, gratitude, care, respect, responsibility, objectivity, reality, knowledge - are treated.

We are talking about a renegade Jew of his faith. Clearly influenced by socialism and enlightened humanism. He ended up embracing Eastern spirituality. But paradoxically, his work validates the evangelical love of Christianity. It does it from the strictest foundations of psychology. It's a similar case to other non-believers, such as Gandhi. In short, a classic recommended for believers and non-believers. In general for anyone who wants to take their emotional world seriously, their relationship with themselves and others.

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ESPAÑOL: Cuántos corazones rotos, cuántas separaciones, cuántos divorcios ahorrados si se hubieran leído libros como éste. Se trata de un clásico de no ficción sobre el amor, escrito por el psicólogo Erich Fromm en 1956. El libro ha sobrevivido a su autor, no pasa de moda y es más necesario que nunca. Hace un análisis muy acertado de los males de esta sociedad y su falta de valores. Una sabiduría que va contracorriente del mundo actual.

Distingue el mero enamoramiento del amor verdadero. Describe formas erróneas o incompletas de amar. Desarrolla las cualidades que debe tener la persona madura. Lo hace desde la psicología, de una manera clara y amena. Saca a relucir ejemplos y referencias bíblicas muy interesantes. Pone ejemplos prácticos para asimilar estas habilidades. Se tratan términos como: fe, coraje, esperanza, concentración, esfuerzo, trabajo, vitalidad, imagen del otro, núcleos, narcisismo, dar, gratitud, cuidado, respeto, responsabilidad, objetividad, realidad, conocimiento.

Estamos hablando de un judío renegado de su fe. Claramente influenciado por el socialismo y el humanismo ilustrado. Terminó abrazando la espiritualidad oriental. Pero paradójicamente, su obra valida el amor evangélico del cristianismo. Lo hace desde los más estrictos fundamentos de la psicología. Es un caso similar al de otros no creyentes, como por ejemplo Gandhi. En definitiva, una clásico recomendado a creyentes y no creyentes. En general para todo aquel que quiera tomarse en serio su afectividad, su relación consigo mismo y los demás.

Más opinión en esta entrada de mi blog. ( )
  jesuserro | Jan 9, 2020 |
Though old-fashioned in places, and more philosophical than practical, I nevertheless greatly enjoyed and learned much from this slim tome.

He convincingly shows that a lot of the sadness and discombobulation of modern life comes from wanting to "have fun" until it's not fun any more, and a lack of concentration and discipline (stemming, perhaps, from an overindulgence in stark rigidity at times in our lives).

"The sexual act without love never bridges the gap between two human beings, except momentarily"
3:11 PM "in fact, they take the intensity of the infatuation, this being "crazy" about each other, for proof of the intensity of their love, while it may only prove the degree of their preceding loneliness"
"what most people in our culture mean in our culture by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal" ( )
  charlyk | Nov 15, 2019 |
earlier edition
  AlanBudreau | Apr 4, 2018 |
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He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also loves, notices, sees.... The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.... Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes. -- Paracelsus
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Amare non significa possedere in maniera esclusiva, limitare la libertà del partner o escludersi dalla vita del mondo; al contrario l'amore può aprirsi all'intero universo, spalancando inattese prospettive. Un trattato sull'amore che insegna a sviluppare la propria personalità e raggiungere la pienezza affettiva.
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