(Including a chapter entitled “Tenderhearted Men,” on Carver, Ford, Dubus), Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2012. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. All set pre-computer/internet/FB so that the genuineness of unfolding relationships can occur with authenticity. Each of the four stories that comprise this collection is long - so I suppose they sit somewhere between a short story and a novella. The stories were beautifully written. I am not sure why I read this - it appeared as a library hold for me but I don't recall putting it on hold. Vivian Gornick, "one of the most vital and indispensable essayists of our cultural moment" (Phillip Lopate), has been widely acclaimed for her two books of memoir. Start by marking “The End of Love” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I look forward to more translated works by Mr. Torrente. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I'm glad I did though.

I liked the last two stories best, as the other ones were too obscure.

Divorce as a Negative RelationshipConclusion: Negative Relations and the Butterfly Politics of SexAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIndex. -Barbara Fisher.

A Freedom with Many Limits6. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. "You don't understand...I'm not complaining about what I haven't been able to do; I'm complaining about what I have allowed myself to do." Las 4 historias son muy diferentes y sin embargo muy similares. Torrente writes in subtle, complex and allusive sentences and references other literature in ways that enrich his own stories. Start by marking “The End of Love (The Single Lady Spy, #5)” as Want to Read: This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.

While I wasn't blown away by each story as I read them, they all lingered in me which for me is a hallmark of a good read. Premodern Courtship, Social Certainty, and the Rise of Negative Relationships3. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. while giralt torrente's stories … Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan... Social Sciences > Sociology > Social Theory Science & Mathematics > Psychology > Social Psychology Social Sciences > Sociology > Gender & Sexuality Social Sciences > Sociology > Marriage & the Family. If you absolutely must read or browse this book, visit your local library. This book was the first thing I have ever returned to Amazon, which is disappointing, considering it was a gift. She argues that if modern love was once marked by the freedom to enter sexual and emotional bonds according to one's will and choice, contemporary love has now become characterized by practices of non-choice, the freedom to withdraw from relationships.

.orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. Young, married love; platonic love; adolescent love; love between (and coming in between) parents. In The End of Love, Giralt Torrente forges discomfiting and gripping dramas from the small but consequential misunderstandings that shape our lives. madrid-born writer marcos giralt torrente has authored a few novels and a collection of short stories. by McSweeney's. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.

the spanish author's writing has already garnered acclaim from enrique vila-matas and ignacio echeverría (critic & bolaño's literary executor).

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That is a great book. But I could not stop reading this collection, and I will be more open to this endeavor (it would understate the value to call it a genre) in the future. The End of Love presents a profound and original analysis of the effects of capitalism and consumer culture on personal relationships and of what the dissolution of personal relationships means for capitalism. I have no idea what Spain looks like, but that's my issue, not the author's. Unloving and non-choice have in turn a profound impact on society and economics as they explain why people may be having fewer children, increasingly living alone, and having less sex. Going by his subjects, I'd guess the author has an upper-class background; unfortunately he lacks the wit associated with posh British writers. This is a good book, not her best. (All respectively, if I'm right at all). pg.87, Intriguing stories by a contemporary Spanish writer, Marcos Giralt Torrente es licenciado en Filosofía por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ciudad donde reside. Historias simples; con las que te involucras rápido y que no puedes dejar. Four great reflections on lost love.

Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2015. While sociology has classically focused on the formation of social bonds, The End of Love makes a powerful case for studying why and how social bonds collapse and dissolve. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Four stories, four lenses on love. Our distribution centers are open and orders can be placed online. Learn more about these useful resources on our COVID-19 page. The son of divorced parents tries in vain to reunite them before realizing why he is wrong to do so. Gornick made me want (and plan) to read or re-read the books she talks about. If there’s beauty in precision, then this is beautiful writing. Introduction: Unloving and the Sociology of Negative Choice2. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This isn't necessarily a fault of the book, but another story or two would really have fleshed this collection out.

Each of the four stories that comprise this collection is long - so I suppose they sit somewhere between a short story and a novella. Please try again. When two complete opposites meet—one who believes in soul mates and one who doesn’t—will they fall in love despite their differences?