Vindication of Love redux
If you’ve been interested in Cristina Nehring’s new book, A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-first Century, you might enjoy Slate Magazine’s recent Audio Book Club discussion from August 20, 2009. (See my entry from August 9 for my thoughts.)
Katie Roiphe, who reviewed the book for the New York Times, Meghan O'Rourke, who reviewed it for Slate, and Laura Kipnis, author of the iconoclastic 2003 polemic Against Love, have a lively and intelligent discussion. While conceding that the book is provocative and highly original, they do have some reservations. Perhaps I’m alone in my unqualified enthusiasm for it.