How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

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In a special Valentine’s Day program, scholar Marilyn Yalom employs the literature of Moliere, Racine, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, and Simone de Beauvoir to reveal the Gallic evolution of love over the centuries.
Marilyn Yalom
Thursday, February 14, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, scholar Marilyn Yalom employs the literature of Moliere, Racine, George Sand, Alfred de Musset, and Simone de Beauvoir to reveal the Gallic evolution of love over the centuries.
She examines how the French invented love, how they have kept it vibrant for over nine centuries, and why the French love
experience is unique.

Yalom has been a professor of French and comparative literature and is senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.