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What unmarried individual hasn't suffered? Everyone, it sort of feels, needs to be (or needs to are looking to be) in a pair. To exist outdoors of the couple is to imagine an delinquent place that's ruthlessly discouraged simply because being in a pair is the best way most folks bind themselves to the social. Singles may perhaps simply be the only such a lot reviled sexual minorities today. 

Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled offers a polemic account of this supremacy of the couple shape, and the way that supremacy blocks our knowing of the only. Michael Cobb reads the figurative language surrounding singleness because it traverses an eclectic set of literary, cultural, philosophical, psychoanalytical, and pop culture items from Plato, Freud, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, Virginia Woolf, Barack Obama, Emily Dickinson, Morrissey, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Hannah Arendt to the Bible, Sex and the City, Bridget Jones' Diary, Beyoncé's “Single girls (Put a hoop On It),” and HBO's Big Love. inside of those flights of fancy, poetry, fiction, unusual moments in movie and video, work made within the desolate tract, bits of track, and memoirs of mountain climbing in nationwide parks, Cobb bargains an encouraged, eloquent rumination at the unmarried, that is sure to spark dialog and consideration. 

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