The End of Love: Sex and Desire in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
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The End of Love: Sex and Desire in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 08/02/2024
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"A feast for the mind." —PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"A contemporary voice with the ease of Natalia Ginzburg's or Irene Nemirovsky's." —GUADALUPE NETTEL, author of Still Born

"Nuanced, deeply rich, and a joy to read." —CHARLOTTE FOX-WEBER, author of What We Want  

In the twenty-first century, our romantic ambitions are intrepid... We want egalitarian and honest bonds, and we are eager to understand what that means. We also want to fall in love, to have sex, and to be loved; we want stability and adrenaline—the lifeboat and the open sea—, we want everything at the same time. But is it possible to have all of that? Or is this a recipe for frustration? Is this an honest yearning or a mere aspiration, a desire for completeness? Am I an idiot if I pursue it? Am I a cynic if I give up on it?

Born and raised in an Orthodox Jewish community in the heart of Buenos Aires, Tenenbaum learned about the sexual and emotional habits of the secular world like an anthropologist discovering an unknown civilisation.

Drawing from philosophy, feminist activism, conversations with friends, and from an attempt to turn her own experience into a laboratory for personal and collective reflection, Tenenbaum dives into the universe of affection, celebrates the end of romantic love as we know it, and proposes the eroticization of consent.

The End of Love is a tool for the creative destruction of romantic love and the principles that sustain it so that, from its ashes, a better love―one that makes men and women freer in their relationships―can rise. 

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787704978
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 180 x 120 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The End of Love is nuanced, deeply rich, and a joy to read. Written with tenderness and astonishing insights." - Charlotte Fox-Weber, author of What We Want

"An incisive essay collection that shrewdly dissects the cultural pressures and ideals shaping modern notions of sex and relationships... Blazing with insight and equally grounded in personal observation and Marxist-feminist theory, these essays interrogate in lucid and persuasive prose how much has really changed for women from the oppressive past to the supposedly enlightened present. It’s a feast for the mind." - Publisher's Weekly

"The End of Love is a comprehensive analysis of contemporary approaches to love, sex and relationships... this book could easily join the Natasha Lunn and Dolly Alderton canon of young women’s sacred texts." - The Prose and Cons, book blog

"The End of Love takes on many of the most disconcerting, complex problems of our intimate, everyday lives with the perfect mix of modesty and ambition." - Revista Otra Parte

"The End of Love adds to an extensive dialogue between authors who were able to share their personal stories to give way to changes in the sphere of the real, the quotidian, and create new opportunities including Virginia Woolf, Laurie Penny, Virginie Despentes, and Remedios Zafra." - Infobae

"Tenenbaum enters the sphere of emotions to offer a meticulous analysis of the subjectivities that govern relationships." - eFeminista

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