How Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

By Alain de Botton

"A self-help manual for the intelligent person" ("The New York Times Book Review"), this stylish, erudite, and frequently hilarious book dips deeply into Marcel Proust's life and work to uncover a font of wonderful advice on such subjects as cultivating friendships, suffering successfully, and recognizing love.


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Book Information

Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 04/28/1998
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 9780679779155
ISBN-10: 0679779159
Language: English

Full Description

As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and uncliched articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date. It took de Botton to find the inspiration in Proust's essays, letters, and fiction and, perhaps even more surprising, to draw out a vivid and clarifying portrait of the master from between the lines of his work.

About the Author

Alain de Botton was born in 1969. He is the internationally heralded author of the novels On Love, The Romantic Movement, and Kiss and Tell; his work has been translated into sixteen languages. He lives in Washington, D.C., a

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