… In the du Maurier novel, the woman narrator is certainly jealous because her husband, Maxim de Winter, seems to have loved his first wife Rebecca more than he loves her, his new bride. But Rebecca is a good example of how hard it is to distinguish jealousy from envy; since Rebecca herself is dead,… Read More Rebecca

Jealousy (second part)

Who is non Guilty of this Vice?                                                                 D. Johnson – abridged Valérie Trierweiler, the dismissed mistress of the French president, dealt with her jealousy in her memoir Thank You for This Moment, an account of her brief reign as President François Hollande’s première dame,  Hollande had fathered the four children of his long-time companion, another… Read More Jealousy (second part)


  Who Is Not Guilty of This Vice?                                       – Diane Johnson – (abridged)   Love makes the world go around, says the poet, while the cynic says it’s money; and Peter Toohey, professor of classics at the University of Calgary, constructs an entertaining argument for jealousy being the wellspring of a much greater part of… Read More Jealousy