Love, Again. It's the title of Doris Lessing's latest novel, but it could be the sigh of anyone at the mercy of a heart gone wild. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, men, women and intimacy -- from callow youth to old age, from ardent affairs to the devastation of divorce.
Psychiatrist Peter Kramer is the author of "Listening to Prozac" and "Should You Leave?" He tells Steve Paulson that the obvious therapeutic solution may not be the right one and that therapists should be very cautious in dispensing advice.SEGMENT 2:
Ben Cheever and Daphne Merkin are writers who've contributed to a matched pair of anthologies: "Men on Divorce" and "Women on Divorce." They tell Jim Fleming that their first marriages were doomed from the start. Merkin married for social cover, while Cheever wanted a sex object and says he almost made the same mistake again because his "instincts suck!" Also, Doris Lessing's latest novel is called "Love, Again." Lessing tells Judith Strasser that romantic love is generally catastrophic to all concerned but that milder forms of love give life its charm.SEGMENT 3:
Richard Ford is the author of novels "Independence Day" and "The Sportswriter," and a collection of three long stories called "Women with Men." Ford tells Steve Paulson about the stories and why, despite their darkness, he remains an optimist on the subject of intimacy.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 98-02-15-C.
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