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Deliver Us From Love
by Suzanne Brøgger

Translated from the Danish by Thomas Teal
298 pages, 21 x 15 cm
 

Deliver Us From Love
is a daring book because the author puts her theories into practice and has the courage to reveal the results. When Suzanne Brøgger writes about love, privacy, erotic fantasy, or sex roles, every idea is illustrated by her personal experience. A chapter on rape, for instance, describes her own gruesome encounter with Soviet police in Uzbekistan. Her book is an attack on monogamy, which she calls "legalized cannibalism," and on Western concepts of love:
"What good is love, love between two people, if almost by definition it excludes everyone else?" But it is also a blueprint for new forms of tenderness, for honest sexuality, and enlightened ways of love.
Ms. Brøgger, a Danish radical and feminist, questions some of our most cherished assumptions, the value of "private life," the reasons people have children, the link between love and marriage. She explores the outermost frontiers of sex: the incest taboo, and transvestites as "guerrillas of the war between the sexes." Her audacious and witty book will compel every reader to see the lives of men and women in a new light.

A Radical Feminist Speaks Out

 
Suzanne Brøgger was born in Copenhagen in 1944. At the age of nineteen she sold silk in Bangkok to finance her study of journalism. As a foreign correspondent for Danish newspapers, she has reported from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Israel, and the USSR, and interviewed such individuals as Eldridge Cleaver, Farah Diba, and Andy Warhol. She has also been an actress and written a screenplay based upon her own life, Violets are Blue, for a film produced in Copenhagen. Ms. Brøggers writing and her life are closely intertwined. 'I have had to rewrite myself and reality whenever they got in the way. I have done whatever I had to do to become whoever I needed to lie."
 
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