Friendship: Being Ourselves with Others

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In Friendship, Graham Little discusses one of life's primary experiences and invites readers to ask themselves what friendship really is. What makes us friends? Are there different kinds of friendships? Why do we have the friends we do?

Little looks at the history of friendship from the ancient Greeks to Freud and beyond. He links some of the oldest ideas about friendship with some of the newest, and shows how friendship is a way of knowing people, and is not just the feelings we have about them. People from all walks of like talk honestly and intimately about friendship here, as if the reader were a best friend. Much of what they have to say is surprising, counter to conventional wisdomand friendship emerges as tangled and unpredictable as life itself.