The Art of Intimacy

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D'Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable Books Tea and The Sky Below "What is the nature of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us?

Author: Stacey D'Erasmo

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555976476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D'Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable Books Tea and The Sky Below "What is the nature of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us? And how do we, as writers, catch or reflect it on the page?" Stacey D'Erasmo's insightful and illuminating study examines the craft and the contradictions of creating relationships not only between two lovers but also between friends, family members, acquaintances, and enemies in fiction. She argues for a more honest, more complex portrait of the true nature of the connections and missed connections among characters and, fascinatingly, between the writer and the reader. D'Erasmo takes us deep into the structure and grammar of these intimacies as they have been portrayed by such writers as Joan Didion, Toni Morrison, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and William Maxwell, and also by visual artists and filmmakers. She asks whether writing about intimacy is like staring straight into the sun, but it is her own brilliance that dazzles in the piercing and original book, The Art of Intimacy.

The Art of Intimacy

The authors, both psychiatrists, illustrate the profound causes and consequences of the persistent failure of individuals in relationships to achieve real intimacy. They provide crucial guidance to living and loving in a fulfilling way.

Author: Thomas Patrick Malone

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0130470856

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 272

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The authors, both psychiatrists, illustrate the profound causes and consequences of the persistent failure of individuals in relationships to achieve real intimacy. They provide crucial guidance to living and loving in a fulfilling way.

Making Love Better Twogether

With this book, you and your mate are encouraged to participate in a palate-pleasing journey filled with verbal and non-verbal foreplay, mental penetration, physical stimulation, sweet nothing whispers, intimate discussions, and a new ...

Author: Yolanda "Yanni" Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1513648780

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 70

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Have you ever wondered how intimate your relationship could be if you awakened the senses by taking away the sense of sight? "Making Love Better TwoGether: The Art of Intimacy" is the follow-up to Yanni Brown's popular debut, "Making Love Better Begins Within". With this book, you and your mate are encouraged to participate in a palate-pleasing journey filled with verbal and non-verbal foreplay, mental penetration, physical stimulation, sweet nothing whispers, intimate discussions, and a new appreciation for each other - all meant to elevate your love for one another, your relationship, your intimacy, and so much more.

The Art of Intimacy the Pleasure of Passion

A compelling journey into the obstacles to intimacy on the road to joy.

Author: Mel Schwartz

Publisher: Quantum Press (NY)

ISBN: 0967011701

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 186

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A compelling journey into the obstacles to intimacy on the road to joy. The author paints a breathtaking vision of love and intimacy, and shows us how to achieve it. The rules of relationship are rewritten as we soar to the heights of soulful love.

CENTERING AND THE ART OF INTIMACY

With this enlightening book, readers can conquer the most common obstacles to satisfying love--the twin fears of aloneness and closeness.

Author: Gay Hendricks

Publisher: Fireside

ISBN: 0671767194

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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With this enlightening book, readers can conquer the most common obstacles to satisfying love--the twin fears of aloneness and closeness. The keys to surmounting these fears lie in developing awareness, honesty and commitment. The authors offer activities and exercises to help readers develop these relationship skills.

Art and Intimacy

To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations.

Author: Ellen Dissanayake

Publisher:

ISBN: 0295995785

Category:

Page: 268

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To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.

Art and Intimacy

Humans actually need the arts

Author: Ellen Dissanayake

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295979119

Category: Art

Page: 265

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Humans actually need the arts

Forever and Always

This is a handbook for understanding and deepening the stages involved in bonding or attaching closely to another human being.

Author: Celestia G. Tracy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606089606

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This is a handbook for understanding and deepening the stages involved in bonding or attaching closely to another human being. Marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, is described in Scripture as a "one flesh mystery" (Eph 5:31-32).

Art and Intimacy

There are, of course, reasons within the art world itself, as in the larger society, for
this stalemate in which no one wins and both sides feel cheated. The general
populace is largely unaware of recent trends in the art world that have specifically
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Author: Ellen Dissanayake

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295997469

Category: Art

Page: 268

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To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.

The Seven Levels of Intimacy

In a spiritual guide to relationships, the best-selling author of The Rhythm of Life offers a unique approach that leads to self-acceptance and learning how to accept and trust others, and reveals a seven-level process that creates strong ...

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743265126

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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In a spiritual guide to relationships, the best-selling author of The Rhythm of Life offers a unique approach that leads to self-acceptance and learning how to accept and trust others, and reveals a seven-level process that creates strong bonds, deep contentment, and lasting connections. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Pop Song

Pop Song is a book about love and about falling in love--with a place, or a painting, or a person--and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love.

Author: Larissa Pham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1646220269

Category:

Page: 288

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Endlessly inventive, intimate, and provocative, this memoir-in-essays is a celebration of the strange and exquisite state of falling in love, whether with a painting or a person, that interweaves incisive commentary on modern life, feminism, art and sex with the author's own experiences of obsession, heartbreak, and past trauma. Like a song that feels written just for you, Larissa Pham's debut work of nonfiction captures the imagination and refuses to let go. Pop Song is a book about love and about falling in love--with a place, or a painting, or a person--and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love. Plumbing the well of culture for clues and patterns about love and loss--from Agnes Martin's abstract paintings to James Turrell's transcendent light works, and Anne Carson's Eros the Bittersweet to Frank Ocean's Blonde--Pham writes of her youthful attempts to find meaning in travel, sex, drugs, and art, before sensing that she might need to turn her gaze upon herself. Pop Song is also a book about distances, near and far. As she travels from Taos, New Mexico, to Shanghai, China and beyond, Pham meditates on the miles we are willing to cover to get away from ourselves, or those who hurt us, and the impossible gaps that can exist between two people sharing a bed. Pop Song is a book about all the routes by which we might escape our own needs before finally finding a way home. There is heartache in these pages, but Pham's electric ways of seeing create a perfectly fractured portrait of modern intimacy that is triumphant in both its vulnerability and restlessness.

Together Closer

Through the ordinary stories of eight relationships, Giovanni Frazzetto has woven an extraordinary narrative of togetherness.

Author: Giovanni Frazzetto

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101992227

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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“Frazzetto uses psychology, neurology and biological information to explore the ways in which intimacy manifests in different types of relationships. He recounts the stories of eight relationships. . . . Each story puts intimacy and how we experience it on display.” —Concepción De León, The New York Times “Together, Closer examines the way humans relate to each other across a spectrum of relationships from parent-child to platonic friendships and, of course, romantic love.” —The Guardian “An ambitious project . . . Giovanni Frazzetto marries science with art, the most recent discoveries of neuroscience with human stories about intimacy. . . . A clear love of art and science shines from the book.” —The Irish Times For readers of Oliver Sacks and Stephen Grosz, a wondrous, deeply felt book that explores intimacy through the stories of eight relationships, from the author of Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love The bonds we are capable of feeling toward other people—how we know and belong to one another—provide fascinating glimpses into the intricacies of human behavior. Intimacy is that moment when our true identity is revealed to another, when traumas, fears, and ambitions are shared. Through the ordinary stories of eight relationships, Giovanni Frazzetto has woven an extraordinary narrative of togetherness. He shares the details of romantic partners trapped in a long cycle of attraction and rejection, a single woman who finds herself deep in a fictional relationship with a boyfriend she has invented out of frustration with her love life, and a couple absorbed in a years-long clandestine affair. But intimacy can also extend beyond romantic encounters: coping with the loss of a loved one, dealing with overbearing or emotionally distant parents, or celebrating the joys and comforts of our dearest friends. In Together, Closer, Frazzetto unravels the components of intimacy in all of these relationships, illuminating the mysteries, challenges, and pleasures of intimacy through a brilliant mix of storytelling and science.

Zen and the Art of Intimacy

A Zen guide to achieving intimacy uses the authors more than forty years of experience to help couples find closeness, fight their fears of commitment, resist loneliness, and stay in love, offering proven strategies for maintaining healthy ...

Author: Arthur Samuels

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 0007176880

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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A Zen guide to achieving intimacy uses the authors more than forty years of experience to help couples find closeness, fight their fears of commitment, resist loneliness, and stay in love, offering proven strategies for maintaining healthy intimacy.