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Description - Losses and Gains by Lya Fett Luft

In her bestselling book Losses and Gains, Lya Luft draws on her own experiences of loss and gain in marriage and family to address the universal themes of childhood, love and maturity. She portrays love as the common thread through all phases of life. As children, the unconditional love we receive from our parents determines our expectations for all the other forms of love we experience later. And as adults, she argues, the complex task of loving another depends, initially, on self-love and self-esteem. Luft s ardent reflections on existence and the human spirit are a powerful reminder to us all- we have lost everything only when we believe we deserve less than everything still to be gained. Lya Luft is a former professor of literature who became one of her country's leading literary figures - writer, novelist, poet, translator and columnist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091912970
ISBN-10: 0091912970
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 11mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Vermilion
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lya Fett Luft

Lya Luft was born in the State of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil in 1938. She studied German and English and lectured as a professor of Linguistics in Porto Alegre for many years. She began her career as a literary translator from German and English, translating such names as Virginia Woolf, G nter Grass and Thomas Mann and subsequently became an author, publishing over 15 books. Today Lya Luft is one of the most respected authors in Brazil and has recently taken Paulo Coelho's place on the Brazilian bestseller list.