How Proust Can Change Your Life

De, Botton, Alain

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A fascinating and illuminating look at Proust’s most famous works by renowned philosopher Alain de Botton.

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Publish Date: 07/03/2019

Description

With an introduction by comedian and novelist David Baddiel

A novel in seven volumes, Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is considered a major literary work of the twentieth century. And even more crucially, one that you should have read by now. However, as one of its most distinguishing features is its staggering length, many of us feel intimidated and perhaps, even, fatigued at the thought of diving in. Alain de Botton’s hilarious and unexpected Proustian manual, is then, the perfect antidote to this problem.

In How Proust Can Change Your Life, de Botton masterfully distils what Proust says about friendship, reading, being alive and taking your time, and mixes it with his own, no less nourishing commentary. As de Botton rereads Proust for our collective benefit, we see the continued relevance of his work and the rich and varied insights he can offer us, from how to reinvigorate your relationship to being a good host. This is Proust as you’ve never seen him before. He may even change your life.

Additional information

Weight 208 g
Dimensions 196 × 130 × 18 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 215

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K