Love's Work: A Reckoning with Life

3.89 avg rating
( 356 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780805210781: Love's Work: A Reckoning with Life
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The author reflects on her near-death experience, describing the insights she gained into love, life, and the relationship between thinking and feeling

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gillian Rose is a professor at the University of Warwick in England.

Review:

Love's Work has been outfitted with the small pages, wide margins, and curlicue typeface of a so-called woman's book. Caveat emptor. This is not a pastel reverie, but a work in which the author, an English philosopher, feminist, and Marxist, not only bares her soul but carefully dissects it. It begins as autobiography: Rose describes her secular Jewish upbringing and goes on to discuss professional and personal engagements, among them an affair with a priest. She writes with equal power and precision about sex or the place of reason in a postmodern age, and when she discloses, about halfway through the book, that she has been diagnosed with a fatal cancer, she resists the temptation to make her predicament pathetic. Deploring the different ways in which both conventional and alternative medical treatments diminish the lives of the sick -- the one by what she calls its iatrogenic materialism, the other by a "Screwtape spirituality" -- Rose develops by contrast her notion of love's work: the obligation to go on thinking and caring in spite of the certainty of physical and moral defeat. Gillian Rose died shortly after completing this rigorous and lyrical book.
Copyright © 1996, Boston Review. All rights reserved. -- From The Boston Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780805241358: Love's Work: A Reckoning with Life

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0805241353 ISBN 13:  9780805241358
Publisher: Schocken, 1996
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gillian Rose
Published by Schocken (1997)
ISBN 10: 0805210784 ISBN 13: 9780805210781
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schocken, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0805210784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gillian Rose
Published by Schocken (1997)
ISBN 10: 0805210784 ISBN 13: 9780805210781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schocken, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0805210784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 138.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds