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I read it for de Botton's thoughts and almost thrilling insights rather than for a love of Proust. A wonderful book.Published 13 days ago by Arthur Thorp
I read this at a beach house surrounded by friends and it was hard to put down. If you're not much into self-help books but like thinking about the study of happiness or... Read morePublished 14 days ago by K. Long
Reading this book is essential to anyone wishing
To have an early understanding of Proust. I
Recommend reading De Boultons book before
And after Swann's way. Read more
Loved the wisdom, irony and discussion.
A worthwhile look at art and a philosopher - artist with some pearls of wisdom we could all use.
I give de Boton credit for for being so much a genius and talented as a writer but his writing style is enormously disorienting for me and I can't keep up with him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ibrahim
And it made me want to buy it after seeing the author on BookTV talking about religion. I thought this would be a good introduction to his work. This book is silly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by shd7s
I appreciated the writing style and ultimately learned quite a bit about Proust, but I can't say the book delivered on it's title premise. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mugizi R. Rwebangira