By the end of this short book however (which is made up of interviews with journalist Nicolas Truong) we feel the lover's abandonment of promises not fulfilled.
Badiou's new definition of love, which is at the heart of the book, sounds like something very old, although stated in a novel way.
, Athens, Attica, Greece --- Greek Prime Minister and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, at the Presidential palace during the swearing in ceremony of the new Greek Government.
In Athens on January 27, 2015 --- Image by © Panayiotis Tzamaros/Nur Photo/Corbis contributor Stathis Kouvelakis.
In spite of the occasional insight along the way, this idiosyncratic, conservative and idealistic definition is highly problematic.
He is the author of The Meaning of Sarkozy, Being and Event, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, and The Communist Hypothesis. Nicholas Truong is a writer, journalist, and regular contributor to the French daily Le Monde.
Peter Bush is an award-winning literary translator.
Don't all those add to Monsieur Badiou's credibility as an authority on love?
In any case, I had to read this profound little book, dense with meaning and implications in its 90 pages.