The Art of Loving by Erich FrommThe Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

The Art of Loving

byErich Fromm

Paperback | November 21, 2006

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The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love

Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters: love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding.

In his classic work, The Art of Loving, renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects—not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, the love of God, and the love of parents for their children.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) emigrated from Germany in 1934 to the United States, where he held a private psychotherapeutic practice and taught at Columbia, Yale, and New York University. His many books includeThe Art of Loving,Escape from Freedom,Man for Himself, andThe Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.
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Title:The Art of LovingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:November 21, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and deep and so so true I don't find this book can be read in one sitting (even tho very small book!), as every sentence is full of depth and meaning. You need to really think about it and let it sink in and meditate on it. Very beautiful. Very true. And very helpful to bring more depth into your lives. It's advice on a spiritual level but really is helpful... On how to treat others and how to truly love others and ourselves.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still valid today Originally written in 1956, this is reputed to be one of Fromm’s most important works. Its contents are as relevant today as they were a half century ago, maybe more so. The first two parts of the book provide much information to digest and prepares the reader for the third part, which can essentially be considered as the application of the principles alluded to through the previous parts. Fromm’s writing provides the reader with suggestions of approach, allowing each individual to apply the concepts in a manner best suited to them. Fromm also clearly states that he is not providing specific methods to employ, but rather encourages the reader to look at the principles and apply them in their own manner. A read well worth the time invested.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest :-) If a couple can honestly read this together, and share in the tenets of love that the author offers, that couple will be all the better for it. One of the ideas is that love, like driving a car, playing a piano or cooking is a skill, and that, like any other skill can be learned. Love, being one of the most sought after of human experience is usually given the least amount of time to truly learn, but then people are surprised when they find that they fail in it. The author turns this all upside down by saying how one can learn how to love, and love best. My life has honestly been enhanced upon reading this book, and I know anyone who reads this will feel that same.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Sweet Very short, but very cute. This is essentially a collection of aphorisms and advice related to love. uplifting and relatable for almost anybody.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A book to read again and again. Loaded with wisdom communicated in great simplicity.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book to read again and again. Loaded with wisdom communicated in great simplicity.
Date published: 2013-11-26

Editorial Reviews

"Erich Fromm is both a psychologist of penetration and a writer of ability. His book is one of dignity and candor, of practicality and precision." (Chicago Tribune)