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How Proust Can Change Your Life By Alain de Botton

How Proust Can Change Your Life
by Alain de Botton

`Dazzling' John Updike
21 in stock

How Proust Can Change Your Life Summary


How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

`What a marvellous book this is . . . de Botton dissects what [Proust] had to say about friendship, reading, looking carefully, paying attention taking your time, being alive and adds his own delicious commentary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as stimulating, and presented in so fresh a fashion as to be unique . . . I could not stop, and now much start all over again.' Brian Masters, Mail on Sunday

`De Botton not only has a complete understanding of Proust's life . . . but what is particularly charming about this small, readable book is its tongue-in-cheek benignity, its lightly held erudition and its generous way of lending itself to what is not only the greatest book of the century but also the darkest and the most eccentric' Edmund White, Observer

`It contains more human interest and play of fancy than most fiction . . . de Botton, in emphasizing Proust's healing, advisory aspects, does us the service of rereading him on our behalf, providing of that vast sacred lake a sweet and lucid distillation.' John Updike, New Yorker

`De Botton's little book is so charming, amusing and sensible that it may even itself change your life.' Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph

`This engaging book is one of the most entertaining pieces of literary criticism I have read in a long while.' Sunday Telegraph

`A very enjoyable book' Sebastian Faulks

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About Alain de Botton


Alain de Botton is the author of eight bestselling books including The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and Essays in Love. He was born in 1969 and lives in London. For more information, consult: www.alaindebotton.com.

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GOR001222073
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
1998-04-09
224
0330354914
9780330354912
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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