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Date & Time
November 15, 2012 - 4:15pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford , CA
California US

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How the French Invented Love: A Book Talk with Marilyn Yalom


Please join us for a book talk with Marilyn Yalom, author of How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance. Hear Yalom discuss her readings of French literary works and the memories of her experiences in France, which she uses in her book to illuminate the central tenets of France's gospel of love.

This event is free and open to all and a small reception and book signing will follow the talk.  The Stanford Bookstore will be selling copies of the book before and after the event.

To read the Wall Street Journal review of How the French Invented Love, click here.

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  • Marilyn Yalom
    • 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...