Is love possible? Is the idea of love a wonderful reality or a comforting aspiration? The Possibility of Love is a meditation in our unquenchable desire to love and to be love, the obstacles which frustrate this desire and the possibility of overcoming these limitations. By calling on writers as diverse as Nietzsche, Freud, Wordsworth and Eliot, the book provides an analysis of classical and contemporary conversation on this elusive and complex question.
Kathleen gives an overview of the book:
'For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but a preparation' (Rainer Maria Rilke)
I am a writer interested in philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature and their relevance to everyday life. My first book, The Possibility of Love, was published in 2009. I write articles for scholarly and popular journals and magazines. At present, I am working on a...