The Luminosity of Love
Author: Predrag Cicovacki
We long for love and to be loved. We also fear love because we risk betrayal by those we love, or we betray them. Predrag Cicovacki's thought-provoking book, The Luminosity of Love, uses the extraordinary love story of the great unconventional Serbian poet, Laza Kostic, and the vivacious aristocratic young woman, Lenka Dundjerski, as a starting point for a wide-ranging discussion of the nature of love, its importance in the Western cultural tradition, and its relevance for living a meaningful life in our high-tech materialistic world of the 21st century.
By combining love stories and philosophical reflections on them, the author focuses on the moments of betrayal that bring us to point at which we may choose to retreat from loving, and instead satisfy ourselves with substitutes for love.
Alternatively, we may realize that our fear and sense of betrayal need not get the last word when it comes to love and that we can aspire to transform ourselves into more caring and radiating personalities. Our struggle to realize this aspiration is a love story-the ultimate love story that should concern us.
This book is superb philosophical essay about the transformative power of love.
Number of pages: 167, softbound