A History of Love (via French Literature)

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Is French really the language of love? Stanford scholar Marilyn Yalom explores the topic in her latest book "How the French Invented Love." Part memoir and part literary history, Yalom discusses why the French have championed themselves as the ultimate experts in love for centuries, and how they've kept the flames of romance burning to the present day.


Marilyn Yalom, author of "How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance," and senior scholar at Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research; prior works include "A History of the Breast," "A History of the Wife" and "Birth of the Chess Queen"