The Bachelor Son—Stendhal and Schopenhauer

  • Myron Tuman


Tuman makes the case that the short treatise Love (De L’Amour) by the French novelist Stendhal perfectly captures the plaintive emotions of the adoring son. In this work, Stendhal describes his love for a woman with whom, as with any good worshipful son, he was never intimate and who in turn showed only modest courtesy toward him. The German philosopher Schopenhauer had nothing but contempt for the romantic longings so praised by Stendhal, although he could be almost as ecstatic in describing his beloved symphonic music.


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  • Myron Tuman
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  1. 1.New OrleansUSA

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