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Date & Time
February 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Levinthal Hall | Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford CA

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"The Amorous Heart" - Book Talk with Dr. Marilyn Yalom


In The Amorous Heart, Dr. Marilyn Yalom tracks the heart metaphor and heart iconography across two thousand years, through Christian theology, pagan love poetry, medieval painting, Shakespearean drama, Enlightenment science, and into the present. She argues that the symbol reveals a tension between love as romantic and sexual on the one hand, and as religious and spiritual on the other. Ultimately, the heart symbol is a guide to the astonishing variety of human affections, from the erotic to the chaste and from the unrequited to the conjugal.

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Sponsered by the Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, & the Stanford Bookstore.




    • Senior Scholar
    • Clayman Institute Director, 1984 - 1985
    Marilyn Yalom has an extensive list of scholarly publications, including Blood Sisters (1993), A History of the Breast (1997), A History of the Wife (2001), Birth of the Chess Queen (2004) and How the French Invented Love (2012), which was a finalist for the Christian Gauss Phi Beta Kappa literary criticism award.  Her 2008 book, The American Resting Place, contains a portfolio of 64 black and white art photos taken...