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Part Three

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm was born in Germany in 1900 and educated as a psychoanalyst.  In 1934 he emigrated to the United States, where he served as a professor at Columbia University and New York University, and traveled widely to speak at other universities throughout North America. Erich Fromm is widely appreciated for his insights on human relationships and the humanistic philosophy.

The Art of Loving

Published in 1956, Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving (review or buy) was an immediate best-seller.  Drawing on his background in psychology and psychoanalytical therapy, Erich Fromm identifies a sense of separation as the key threat to happiness.  In his book, Mr. Fromm speaks about how to attain a sense of connection through spiritually expansive -- rather than restrictive -- relationships.