The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories
edited (and partially written) by Michael Pastore
Paperback book, 292 pages … $ 20
Kindle ebook … $ 5.99
ISBN: 9780927379083 (paperback edition)
Here, dear Reader, you will find a treasure of stories (and passages from novels) all about the wild joys, the heartbreaking sorrows, the wonderful comedy, and the delightful mysteries of Love.
Romantic love is the main theme of these tales, but other varieties of Love are explored: erotic love, motherly love, brotherly love, spiritual love, and friendship.
This book contains 32 selections by great storytellers from many lands, including Marguerite Audoux, Honoré de Balzac, Giovanni Boccaccio, Giacomo Casanova, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, E. M. Forster, Hermann Hesse, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Herman Melville, Marguerite de Navarre, Mary Shelley, Leo Tolstoy, Anzia Yezierska, and many more.
Also included is a passionate essay by the editor (The Meaning and the Power of Love), and three original stories by the contemporary novelists O. Thoreau and Michael Pastore.
The stories that live here — in addition to being immensely entertaining — are filled with profound insights about the most essential of all the arts: the art of loving. Reading The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories is the next best thing to loving and being in love.