Nature, Man, and Woman - Alan Watts (First edn)
Nature, Man, and Woman: a New Approach to Sexual Experience. Alan Watts was a writer and thinker who went on to become one of the biggest names of new age philosophy of the 1960s and 1970s. In this 1958 book, which is influenced by Taoism, he challenges mind-body splits which inhabit our ideas about eroticism and sex. To quote one anonymous reviewer, ' That human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled, that the mind is somehow superior to the body, and that all sexuality entails a seduction - a danger and a problem - are all assumptions upon which much of Western thought and culture is based. And all of them in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Few books have challenged those assumptions as directly.'
Edition. London: Thames and Hudson. 1958. First Edition.192pp.
Volume and condition. 9" x 6". Original publisher's dark red cloth titled and decorated in gilt to the spine and the front board. A little light wear and bumping to the extremities, some darkening of the cloth and dulling of the gilt due to wear. Without the dustwrapper. Internally clean, bearing and small label to the front pastedown from Treadwell's, dated September 2019, stating that this book originates from the library of Jean Williams and Zachary Cox. A throughly respectable copy of an elusive book.