The Enduring Kiss // Massimo Recalcati

“Heavily borrowing from Stendhal, Recalcati adds that love ‘usually emerges from a unique flaw of the body rather than from its ideal perfection. Often, a body’s perfection has the effect of anaesthetizing love, of rendering the beloved too distant, unreachable, whilst the flaw throws open the lack from which love can emerge, mobilizing the desire that finds this imperfection to be a divine detail.’”

– from my review of Massimo Recalcati’s The Enduring Kiss, published here.

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