Art of Seduction

✭ [PDF] ✪ Art of Seduction By Robert Greene ✺ – The season's most talked about all purpose personal strategy guide and philosophical compendium said Newsweek of Robert Greene's bold elegant and ingenious manual of modern manipulation The 48 Laws of The season's most talked about all purpose personal strategy guide and philosophical compendium said Newsweek of Robert Greene's bold elegant and ingenious manual of modern manipulation The Laws of Power Now Greene has once again mined history and literature to distill Art of ePUB Æ the essence of seduction the most highly refined mode of influence the ultimate power trip The Art of Seduction is a masterful synthesis of the work of thinkers such as Freud Ovid Kierkegaard and Einstein as well as the achievements of the greatest seducers throughout history From Cleopatra to John F Kennedy from Andy Warhol to Josephine Bonaparte The Art of Seduction gets to the heart of the character of the seducer and his or her tactics triumphs and failures The seducer's many faces include the Siren the Rake the Ideal Lover the Dandy the Natural the Couette the Charmer and the Charismatic Twenty four maneuvers will guide readers through the seduction process providing cunning amoral instructions for and analysis of this fascinating all pervasive form of power Just as beautifully packaged and every bit as essential as The Laws of Power The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion and offers the best lessons on how to take what you want from whomever you want or how to prevent yourself from being taken.Art of Seduction

There is than one author by this name on GoodreadsBest selling author and public speaker Robert Greene was born in Los Angeles He attended UC California at Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received a degree in classical Art of ePUB Æ studies He has worked in New York as an editor and writer at several magazines including Esuire; and in Hollywood as a story developer and.

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  • Paperback
  • 466 pages
  • Art of Seduction
  • Robert Greene
  • English
  • 11 February 2014
  • 9781861977694

10 thoughts on “Art of Seduction

  1. says:

    I can't find the perfect word to convey how awful this book is It espouses a completely manipulative style of dealing with other people in which they are all prey to be hunted It's noxious I also believe that I know one of the master seducers who is referred to in the book under a pseudonym which was terrifying in its own right It's not about how to do what I would call seduction It's about how to control direct engineer exploit manipulate machinate maneuver steer and hunt others If that's what you want to know read it I'm sure it's great But since those are not my goals I was supremely disappointed in it

  2. says:

    Almost hypnotically repetitively at times this might be the book that Machiavelli could have written about love if he had been a jaded modern Unfortunately for those determined to be 'nice' in the world there is scarcely a line in this book that does not ring true For better or worse depending on your stance Greene is persuasive that seduction is a game between eual partners where the 'victim' is willing enough for what they will get out of the process It is about the flow of power between sexually alive people and no means to be compared with the 'game' genre of Neil Strauss and others Far sophisticated than Strauss' manuals for adolescent losers and the sexually autistic Greene is not interested in seduction as a mechanical application of rules for sex He writes of art not scienceWhat he is showing us is something closer to a dance or a ritual think of the tango perhaps which obeys rules derived from a deeper level of shared or unconscious desires and fears and where while the sexual element is central it is the process that mattersThe book is also pleasurable for entirely different reasons Greene is master of the historical anecdote Every chapter has well chosen illustrative examples from literature and historyAlthough he does not preclude rational love between consenting adults by any means there is enough evidence here of eternal truths about sexual relations which apply to male and female alike albeit with different ‘modes’ and in homosexual liaisons as wellWe are talking here about a flow of power and desire between euals There is no game if the other is not a free and eual participant It is chess played by bodies in time and spaceOne’s reaction to this book will come down to aesthetics and to anxiety It is a very unromantic book by conventional and Anglo Saxon standards but it is not reductionist about sexThe person who will be entranced by this book will be the natural seducer one who takes simple pleasure in pleasure and treats life like a game I was not entranced just interested and appreciativeMany of the tales derive from high ranking courtly cultures where seduction and romance were bound by rules of conduct that were strict enough to suggest appropriate behavior but not so strict as to introduce bourgeois guilt or shame into the game of sexual conuestIndeed there is no room at all for shame or guilt only for winning and losing or perhaps for playing elegantly and still losing than winning too easily or in an ignoble wayThe attitude to sex is also counter intuitive to Anglo Saxon moderns It is presented as a prize and not as some 'sacred' thing alienated from the bodies that couple It is a fact on the ground A pleasureGreene occasionally applies his analysis of techniue to politics and there are many ‘democratic’ era cases of seductive power – Marilyn Monroe Errol Flynn Duke Ellington are all cited at lengthIf the cynicism of his political analysis reminds us that people are stupid rather than eliciting admiration for the political seducers when it comes to sex there is no uestion of stupidity In every tale of sexual seduction we are not dealing with coercion but with something like a willing suspension of disbelief where the seduced often gets precisely what they want whatever the rest of us may thinkHe refers to the festival and to the theatre often but also to seduction as the means by which our 'dark side' which is important to us to recognise in order to be whole persons is allowed full play I would add that the transgressive aspects of seduction can allow individuation to both parties – it would often seem that seducers get trapped in the game while the seduced move on into something differentGreene than once tells stories that suggest that a seduction becomes an integral memory that moulds the future mind for the better removing someone from past habits that do not reflect who they areNaturally ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ pops up as a case study in than one chapter designed to be a seuence that draws you into the seduction process The Presidente de Tourvel is presented as being liberated from her boredom and obligations by the cynical seduction by Valmont There is truth in thisGreene is far too simplistic here about politics one wishes he would just say ‘people are stupid’ and have done with it but he is far from simplistic on sexual psychology He offers a sound corrective to moralists who like repressed ideologues in politics seem to leave pain and suffering in their wake than do cynics and a moralistsStrangely and counter intuitively while some seducers come across as the worst sort of bully D H Lawrence was an utter monster others come across in uite a different way providing a sort of liberatory service that costs them far than it costs their alleged ‘victims’In short seduction emerges to be morally far interesting than we thought uite often we see the ostensible predator out classed by a skilful 'victim' so that roles are reversed If morality is good order as dictated by some Iron Age text then seduction is to be consigned to the pits of hell But if it is the hand maiden or servant of creative individuation then it is conventional morality that might stand in the dockOf course nothing is so simple Just as religion brings solace as well as repression so some seducers are simply cynical and cruel while others are exciting and challengingThis book is recommended not as a ‘how to’ since for most people it is would be like reading a book on how to win an Olympic Medal but as an insight into what we are as human beingsIf we all had developed the art of seduction and of being seduced to meet our own dark desires then perhaps there might be a lot less boredom and neurosis in the worldIf we knew how to play our own part in the game with others who knew how to play theirs if in fact the aristocratic court of Japan or Louis XVI became democratised with leisure and an instinct for pleasure for all might not life be not only interesting but less deadly dull?But anyone who thinks that human beings are basically ‘good’ that ‘caring’ cannot become unutterably boring and intrusive or who thinks that most relationships can last forever without some transgression and hysteria will hate this book It is only for grown ups

  3. says:

    Since I started reading The Art of Seduction I've recommended it to just about EVERYONE because everyone seriously needs to read this book It gave me so much insight into people's desires and the reasons why we're attracted to others I feel like my mind has completely opened up As a writer and reader I feel like I have better insight into character relationships and I want to explore these new things I've learned in my fiction Now I watch almost every movie that involves a love interest through the lens of what Greene has taught me Even better what I learned from Greene isn't only applicable in romantic situations but in professional situations as well It may sound manipulative but it's really not Seduction is the ultimate form of power Those who give into it do so willingly and happily There is rarely any resentment on their part; they forgive you any kind of manipulation because you have brought them pleasure a rare commodity in the world If nothing else read this book for the diverse historical and literary references I added so many items to my to read and to watch lists simply because my interest was piued in stories I hadn't encountered before Greene is a wealth of fascinating information

  4. says:

    I thought it was going to be another annoying to get him to do this flick your hair Love this book it is filled with little inside novela type of things historical facts and it has just some of the most interesting people in history I love history so this book really did it for me I could read it over and over not even for the seductive element but just because it is so good in my opinion The little side note uote and stories are a must read don't skip over them too wonderful you'd miss a whole level to the book Best book I've read in a very long time As for the seductive element of it it achieves its job You find yourself reading and relating so much I can't count the amount of times I've said I do that or He did that I recommend the book it also has a lot of books as sources that have raised my curiosity and I shall be checking out

  5. says:

    ForewarningDue to it's misleading nature and implications one could be lead to believe that the sections in this book may be used to seduce anotherIn modern society the need to seduce another would have unhealthy implications and in my opinion comes from a waektry hard mindset It's like saying 'who I am isn't good enough so I'll put on a fallacious act and be that coolattractive person'Sure it might seem like a good idea but ultimately doing such a thing would cause you to lose connection with your own identity values and tastes and reduce your ability to build rapport with others If you're not really being who you are then how can you expect people to build a sense of rapport and comfort around someone who isn't being themselves It's dishonestNow on to the actual reviewThe book is very entertaining and left me wantinganticipating It contains information that is helpful to our own lives specifically a section entitled The Anti Seducer which shines light on some of our own unattractive characteristics that we should learn to weed out However the book ultimately leaves the reader feeling seduced as if they with the knowledge could pull off some of the said seductions which is just wrongThis book is not set as an 'How to' guide but as an entertaining and historical account of the use of seduction throughout history It contains stories about the lives of Casanova Cleopatra and other Seducers and interesting anecdotes on historical figuresThe book is defiantly worth a read but due to it's misleadingPossibly seductive nature of encouraging it's readers to seduce lost a pointWorth picking upAEditOn Oct 31 2018 during an interview with Lewis Howes Robert Greene tells the story of how he had to re write The 50th Law because he wasn't being honest with himself rather writing it to please Curtis Jackson In the same way I've noticed through experience That if people behave in a way that goes against their nature there are subtle kinks in their body language which give them away Robert talks about this in his new book The Laws Of Human Nature and I feel like this book is a combination of both research and experience and a wise and well rounded yet accurate view of human nature and therefore seduction but this book is still incredibly entertaining and well presented

  6. says:

    This is not your Karrine Steffans vixen manualThis is your comprehensive manual of how to seduce not only men but an entire empire With this manual I have received a proposal gained a stalker and experienced a riven heart It was great lol

  7. says:

    Really? I mean some good work went into this in terms of historical research I guessBut it so was not for me It just seemed so silly Nothing deep or meaningful It was a tadsilly And a bit painful to read I did not agree with most of the points made or categories drawn Human beings are way complex than this No I would not recommend it For anyone I am actually afraid of what damage it could do to a lost mind or in twisted hands

  8. says:

    Uh there's a LOT to be learned from this book about human psychology To really get the bestmost of it you have to stare yourself in the mirror and ask the hard uestions where do you fall in the various archetypes? What anti seduction techniues do you personally exhibit? And what kind of victim are you? I can't decide which book is interesting and entertaining and thought provoking this or the The 48 Laws of Power the anecdotes from history the margin uotesstories are EXCEPTIONALLY well researched in 48 Laws and they seem not as varied here however the focus of ART OF SEDUCTION is less dynamic and far reaching which isn't to say it's less informativeRead them both they're excellent companion pieces

  9. says:

    'A History of Great Seducers' would have been a apt title

  10. says:

    GOOD GET THE BOOK Like Tim Ferriss's The 4 Hour Workweek this book is packed full of useful information that you would want to come back to again and again which is something difficult to do with audio formatIt pretty much lays it out for you Eual parts philosophical and psychological it outlines each step of the seduction process Some people condemn the techniues and strategies propounded here to be amoral and Machiavellian but the truth of the matter is they work And they have been working since the dawn of civilization The paradoxical yet simple nature of our desire is beautifully captured by Rilke in his and I won't go into it but we all want something hard to get and we're all susceptible to mystery in person or in story This book makes full use of the properties of human desire to your own advantageWhoever denounces the book of manipulationimmorality and other such nonsense is under a happy delusion about the world they live in Look around you and you'll see if you really see under the facade of morality seethes selfishness manipulation and other immoral intentions and actsManipulation is fine as long as the intention is good As long as it doesn't end up hurting people for no good reasonI'll stop my diatribe right there The point is the book is highly useful and fascinating Get this book and study it for better relationship managementHighly recommended

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