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Marriage and Love   By: (1869-1940)

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Marriage and Love by Emma Goldman is a remarkable and thought-provoking exploration of one of humanity's most complex and enduring institutions. Over a century old, this book remains timely and relevant in its critique of traditional marriage and its call for individual freedom and autonomy in matters of love and relationships.

Goldman's writing is incisive and powerful, challenging deeply ingrained societal norms and expectations surrounding marriage. She argues that the institution of marriage, as it exists within patriarchal societies, perpetuates inequality and stifles personal growth. Goldman posits that love and companionship should be built on a foundation of mutual respect, equality, and freedom of choice, rather than on legal contracts and societal obligations.

The author eloquently delves into the historical and cultural roots of marriage, dissecting its patriarchal origins and the ways in which it has been used to control and subjugate women. She passionately advocates for an alternative paradigm where women are not merely property or submissive partners, but rather autonomous individuals with agency and the right to pursue their own desires and aspirations.

One of the most compelling aspects of Goldman's argument is her push for free love, challenging the conventional idea of monogamy as the only viable approach to love and relationships. She contends that love should not be confined to the boundaries of marriage, but rather allowed to flourish outside these constraints, as long as all parties involved are consenting adults. This radical concept challenges societal norms and preconceptions, inviting the reader to question what is truly essential for a fulfilling and harmonious love life.

Throughout the book, Goldman seamlessly weaves philosophical analysis with personal anecdotes and examples, making her ideas and arguments relatable and accessible. Her words are filled with a sense of urgency and a desire for true liberation and self-realization.

While some may find Goldman's ideas controversial or radical, she presents them with intellectual rigor and sincerity, backed by an impassioned belief in a world where love and relationships are based on genuine connection and personal freedom. Marriage and Love is a thought-provoking and inspiring read, inviting readers to reevaluate their own beliefs and challenge the status quo.

In today's world, where discussions about the institution of marriage and the definition of love are constantly evolving, Emma Goldman's Marriage and Love stands as a timeless testament to the power of critical thinking and the pursuit of authentic relationships.

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Marriage and Love

BY

EMMA GOLDMAN

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MOTHER EARTH PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION

210 EAST 13th STREET, NEW YORK

1911

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ALEXANDER BERKMAN

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Marriage and Love

BY

EMMA GOLDMAN

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MOTHER EARTH PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION

210 EAST 13th STREET, NEW YORK

1911

MARRIAGE AND LOVE

The popular notion about marriage and love is that they are synonymous, that they spring from the same motives, and cover the same human needs. Like most popular notions this also rests not on actual facts, but on superstition.

Marriage and love have nothing in common; they are as far apart as the poles; are, in fact, antagonistic to each other. No doubt some marriages have been the result of love... Continue reading book >>




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