1972 / vol. I: 356, vol. II: 456 PAGES
The surprise behind this book is the importance attached to “amorous manias”. In his ponderous text, which was left unfinished, Charles Fourier (1772-1837) acknowledges and exalts them all.
In 1967, an unpublished work by the utopist Charles Fourier (1772-1836) appeared at the Éditions Anthropos in Paris: Il nuovo mondo amoroso [The New Amorous World]. This unfinished text, partially restored by the scholar Simone Debout, immediately proved to possess, more than a hundred years after its writing, an extraordinary capacity to reach many and cause scandal. The hippy communities, the feminist movement, the movement to liberate homosexuals, the defenders of non-authoritarian pedagogy, and students of '68, found a precursor and an inspirer in Fourier.