As a broadcaster, psychoanalyst, and best-selling author, Michael Murphy is a much-loved and respected public figure. His voice is beloved and familiar to everyone, and in The Republic of Love, that voice takes on an ‘open, honest, trusting’ quality through the medium of poetry.
Divided into six sections, with bold illustrations, this collection explores both the personal and the universal human experience, and will enlighten and surprise readers. Murphy examines themes of identity, language, beauty, sexuality, love, religion and mythology. With a defiantly insightful wit and wonderfully engaging style, he reveals his emotional and spiritual connections to Spain, and explores the labyrinths of language. Running throughout each poem is a proud affirmation of life and a steadfast belief in the transcendence and sacredness of love.