Erich Fromm wrote the The Art of Loving (an enquiry into the nature of love) in 1956 and it became immensely popular during the sixties. By some it was considered a counterdraft to the sexual liberation movement of that time, but I don’t understand it this way today.
The perception of love as a skill that can be taught and developed is all the more important for modern humans, alienated from each other and from nature. Our understanding of love is infected by the rules of capitalism that commodifies all human activity.
Below you find the audiobook in its original language English.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer
to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm — The Art Of Loving (Audiobook in two parts)