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by James McConnachie
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  • Author:
    James McConnachie
  • ISBN:
    1843543745
  • ISBN13:
    978-1843543749
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  • Publisher:
    Atlantic Books; Main edition (February 1, 2008)
  • Pages:
    284 pages
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The Book of Love book. In lively and lucid prose, James McConnachie provides a rare, intimate look at the exquisite civilization that produced this cultural cornerstone.

The Book of Love book. He details the quest of famed explorer Richard F. Burton, who†along with his clandestine coterie of libertines and iconoclasts†unleashed the Kamasutra on English society as a deliberate slap at Victorian prudishness and paternalism.

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The Book of Love illuminates both the luxurious third-century world that gave rise to the Kamasutra and the . James McConnachie is a journalist, travel writer, and broadcaster. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he has lived and traveled widely in Nepal and India.

James McConnachie is a journalist, travel writer, and broadcaster.

Yet the book began its long life in third-century India as something quite different: a seven-volume vision of an ideal life of urbane sophistication, offering .

Yet the book began its long life in third-century India as something quite different: a seven-volume vision of an ideal life of urbane sophistication, offering advice on matters from friendship to household decoration. Over the ensuing centuries, the Kamasutra was first celebrated, then neglected, and very nearly lost-until an outrageous adventurer introduced it to the West and earned literary immortality.

In The Book of Love James McConnachie lays to rest some of the enduring myths surrounding the Kamasutra: it is not a sex manual but a book of good conduct

In The Book of Love James McConnachie lays to rest some of the enduring myths surrounding the Kamasutra: it is not a sex manual but a book of good conduct. It is not illustrated and it has nothing to do with Tantric sex. Little is known about its author, Vatsyayana, but he probably lived in third-century northern India. What we do know is that he started a trend - some have called it a revolution - when he decided to write a sutra or scholarly treatise about kama or sexual desire.

The Book of Love: The Story of the Kamasutra. by James McConnachie. Burton, who-along with his clandestine coterie of libertines and d the Kamasutra on English society as a deliberate slap at Victorian prudishness and paternalism.

Henry holt and company, new york. The ‘book of love’ seems to have two popular reputations, one as an exotic compendium of absurdly acrobatic sexual positions that would probably be embarrassing or even dangerous to attempt – but might just possibly be rewarding. The other is as a repository of Oriental erotic wisdom, the Ur-text of a profoundly spiritual tradition that makes the crudely physical goals of Western sexuality look laughably superficial and puts the repressive, patriarchal heritage of the Christian world to shame.

Shortlisted for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2008. The Kamasutra was written in northern India in the third century AD, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. The Book of Love is a unique. The Book of Love is a unique portrait of this sensuous era, evoking the world of the pleasure-seeking men - and women - for whom the book was written. It is also the story of the West's discovery of the Kamasutra: how the last surviving manuscripts were tracked down in India by visionary Victorian scholars, and painstakingly translated. He lives in Winchester, UK. Więcej informacji.