The Fetichism of Love  

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"The Fetichism of Love" is an essay by Max Dessoir (pseudonym Ludwig Brunn) published in 1888 in the Deutsches Montags magazine as "Der Fetischismus in der Liebe".

"Normal love appears to us as a symphony of tones of all kinds. It is roused by the most varied agencies. It is, so to speak, polytheistic. Fetichism recognises only the tone-colour of a single instrument; it issues forth from a single motive ; it is monotheistic."

The essay reprised the final two chapters of Alfred Binet's "Du Fétichisme dans l’amour" published the previous year.




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