A Love StoryBook - 2006
Little is known about Valentine, whose name symbolizes romantic love. Chet Raymo draws on the tradition that Valentine was a physician in love with the blind Julia to thread his way through the fabric of romance while illuminating the world of the Roman Empire of Claudius II--a time when Christian deaths provided public entertainment. The ideas in Valentine are startlingly relevant to our own times: globalization vs. fundamentalism, reason vs. superstition, the subversion of virtue by wealth--and the power of passionate love to overcome all obstacles to its consummation.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, c2006.
Branch Call Number: FIC RAYMO, C.
Characteristics: vii, 284 p. : map ; 23 cm.