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More sense than emotion

Rational but slightly passionate approach to the madness of love.

Can the pedophile Humbert Humbert's obsession with 12-year-old Lolita, in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, called love? Does Hollywood's romantic comedy give a realistic picture of love? And can love survive feminism?

Philosopher and writer Hanne Andrea Kraugerud has in the book Give me your heart gone in search of love and our perception of it. She's looking high and low; in literature, in film, in politics, in radicalism, in feminism. In the liberated and in the connected. In the emotional romance, and in the cynical reason.

The dreamer and the planner

She finds first and foremost two different views of love among two opposite types of people: the Dreamer and the Planner. The dreamer sees love as something adventurous, wonderful, profound, obsessive and not least: uncontrollable. Love arises as a kind of disease, a madness, completely outside it. . .

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