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    DescriptionAs 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.


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    Title
    How Proust Can Change Your Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) De Botton Alain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679779155
    ISBN 10: 0679779159
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FA, DSB
    DC21: 843.912
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    DC22: 843.912
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000, LIT016000
    DC22: 843/.912
    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000, LIT004150
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PQ2631.R63 Z54917 1998
    Edition statement
    Vintage Intl.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alain de Botton was born in 1969. He is the 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., and London.
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    Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts. 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 inspirational 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. Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.