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Essays in Love Paperback – 2006
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“Imagine, of all impossible things, a young British Woody Allen with the benefit of a classical education and you have the nameless and exquisitely erudite narrator of Essays in Love.”
— Boston Sunday Globe
“The book’s success has much to do with its beautifully modeled sentences, its wry humor, its unwavering deadpan respect for its reader’s intelligence.” — Francine Prose in The New Republic --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Alain de Botton has published five non-fiction books: The Architecture of Happiness, Status Anxiety, The Art of Travel, How Proust Can Change Your Life, and The Consolations of Philosophy, three of which were made into TV documentaries. He has also published three novels: Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, and Kiss and Tell. In February 2003, de Botton was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, one of France’s highest artistic honours. In November of the same year, he was awarded the Prix Européen de l’Essai Charles Veillon. In 2004, Status Anxiety was awarded the prize for the Economics Book of the Year by the Financial Times, Germany. Cambridge-educated, de Botton is a frequent contributor to numerous newspapers, journals, and magazines.
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Top Customer Reviews
The bullet-point format is a clever variation that rids the book of unnecessary detail. It would have added further richness if he had expounded on the process of 'forgetting',in the last chapters though. However,this book has helped me especially understand the mechanics of how 'love at first sight' happens in a real life relationship, a concept I'd always mildly abhorred.
A sequel on long-term relationships and tragic love would complete Essays on Love, but it's also clear that deBotton's personal experience separates this from a psychological/philosophical work.
More than a few times, aspects hit home and I found myself nodding in agreement as I had experienced what was happening. Realistically a truth on love, and threw complications.
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In her introduction to de Botton’s book (Picador Classics) Sheila Heti begins, ‘Essays in Love has been classified as a novel, but...Read more