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
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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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.)

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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