Valentine’s Day Recommendations

Beach Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson

For the romantic: About Alice, by Calvin Trillin

For the (sentimental) cynic: 69 Love Songs, by the Magnetic Fields

The best romantic comedy ever made: It Happened One Night, starring Cary Grant Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert

If litereary history/theory floats your boat: Love in the Western World, by Denis de Rougemont (aka the love=death book)

On the love of a parent: Who She Was, by Sam Freedman

On women's sexual liberation: Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong (a pulpy and weird novel that blew my mind at 19. Dated, but it does a lot to explain 1970s feminism)

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