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How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

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What a marvellous book this is . . . de Botton dissects what [Proust] had to say about friendship, reading, looking carefully, paying attention taking your time, being alive and adds his own delicious commentary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as stimulating, and presented in so fresh a fashion as to be unique . . . I could not stop, and now much start all over again. Brian Masters, Mail on Sunday

De Botton not only has a complete understanding of Proust s life . . . but what is particularly charming about this small, readable book is its tongue-in-cheek benignity, its lightly held erudition and its generous way of lending itself to what is not only the greatest book of the century but also the darkest and the most eccentric Edmund White, Observer

It contains more human interest and play of fancy than most fiction . . . de Botton, in emphasizing Proust s healing, advisory aspects, does us the service of rereading him on our behalf, providing of that vast sacred lake a sweet and lucid distillation. John Updike, New Yorker

De Botton s little book is so charming, amusing and sensible that it may even itself change your life. Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph

This engaging book is one of the most entertaining pieces of literary criticism I have read in a long while. Sunday Telegraph

A very enjoyable book Sebastian Faulks

Product details

    ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0330354914

    Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador; First Edition (20 Jan. 2006)

    Language ‏ : ‎ English

    Paperback ‏ : ‎ 216 pages

    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780330354912

    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0330354912

    Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up

    Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm


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