Her analysis deals with the role of narcissism and idealization in the formation of a love object. She accounts for the role of the death drive by coining the term "love/hate."
Translator's NoteIn Praise of Love I.Freud and Love: Treatment and its DiscontentsII.Manic Eros, Sublime Eros: On Male SexualityA Holy Madness: She and HeIII.Narcissus: The New InsanityOur Faith: The SeemingIV.God is LoveEgo Affectus Est. Bernard of Clairvaux: Affetc, Desire, LoveRatio Diligendi, or the Triumph of One's Own. Thomas Aquinas: Natural Love and Love of SelfV.Don Juan or Loving to be Able toRomeo and Juliet: Love-Hatred in the CoupleStabat MaterVI.Throes of Love: The Field of the MetahporThe Troubadours: From "Great Courtly Romance" to Allegorical NarrativeA Pure Silence: The Perfection of Jeanne GuyonBaudelaire, or Infinity, Perfume, and PunkStendhal and the Politics of the Gaze: An Egotist's LoveBataille and the Sun, or the Guilty TextExtraterrestrials Suffering for Want of Love Notes