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Erich Segal
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In a certain sense, Love Story would be incomplete without its continuation, Oliver's Story, set in New York City, Rhode Island, Boston, and Hong Kong.

The lessons that Oliver Barrett has learned from Jenny and from Jenny's death in Love Story have helped him to better cope with life, although he is still very much confused and psychologically off-base. The inability to forget Jenny destroys the possibility for other relationships, especially the potential with Marcie Nash, the modern, dynamic, successful independent tycoon, of the same social class as the Barretts. Oliver's Story, therefore, deals with the following themes and social concerns: the fear of commitment and intimacy, vulnerability in personal relationships; the modern idea of seeking psychiatric and therapeutic help; and the Vietnam protests. Other more contemporary issues concern the ideas of open relationships, adultery, cohabitation, and free sex; women's roles, the liberated woman who has her own...

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