How Proust Can Change your Life

How Proust Can Change your Life

Book - 1998
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A sly self-help manual for the bookworm distills from the life and work of Marcel Proust--particularly The Remembrance of Things Past--useful directions on such subjects as cultivating friendships and sexual relations.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1998
Edition: 1st Vintage international ed
ISBN: 9780679779155
0679779159
Branch Call Number: 843.9 P968d 1998
Characteristics: 197 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Proust understood that the essence of life was the sum of its everyday parts. Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide. Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.


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ANTHONYZEDAN
Oct 12, 2016

This book is full of practical and insightful ways to live a more fulfilling and happy life; wonderful and important lessons learned from Proust's novels told to us from the humble and humorous philosopher Alain De Botton. (On a side note, I highly recommend you listen to De Botton speak from one of his books or video lectures because he has a strangely soothing, soft-spoken, enchanting voice that will come alive as you read any of his books.)

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Jan 28, 2016

Well structured, softly toned, witty, and humble. Includes details of Proust's life and his novel to help one live a little bit better. No notes, no bibliography or suggested reading lists included.

JCLBeckyC Aug 29, 2014

A witty little gem. So funny, even if you've never been able to get through a Proust novel.

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