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Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears: A Natural and Cultural History of Tears

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Author: Tom Lutz

Paperback:
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393321037
ISBN 13: 978-0393321036

Hardcover:
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN 10: 0393047563
ISBN 13: 978-0393047561

"Highly readable. . . . A fascinating and thoughtful book." --Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times In this wide-ranging and provocative study, Tom Lutz looks at the ways people have understood weeping from the earliest known representations of tears in the fourteenth century B.C. to the tears found in today's films. Drawing on works of literature, philosophy, art, and science from the writings of Plato and Darwin to the paintings of Picasso to modern medical journals, he unearths the multiple meanings and uses of tears. Illustrated