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How the French Invented Love | How the French Invented Love

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(Updated January 10, 2013.) For more than nine hundred years, Paris has been one of the world’s foremost centers of learning, the arts, and international politics. This history, combined with the particularly French interest in chivalry and courtly love, have given the city the reputation of being...
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With pub date for How the French Invented Love: 900 Years of Passion and Romance scheduled for Oct. 23, and three Bay area readings coming up, (Oct. 24, 7 pm at Books Inc, Palo Alto; Oct. 28, 4pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera; and November 8, 7:30 pm at Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley), I'm as...
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The following will appear in my forthcoming book HOW THE FRENCH INVENTED LOVE (HarperCollins, 2012).  It is based on the last scene of "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand. As Cyrano is dying from a head wound inflicted by one of his enemies, he credits Roxane for his unique love experience...