Essays in Love Paperback
- by Alain De Botton -
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Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: January 1, 2006
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0330440780
ISBN-13: 978-0330440783
Synopsis Essays in Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love. The book charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. The work’s genius lies in the way it minutely analyses emotions we’ve all felt before but have perhaps never understood so well: it includes a chapter on the anxieties of when and how to say ‘I love you’ and another on the challenges of disagreeing with someone else’s taste in shoes. While gripping the reader with the talent of a great novelist, de Botton brings a philosopher’s sensibility to his analysis of the emotions of love, resulting in a genre-breaking book that is at once touching and thought-provoking.
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Philosopher Alain de Botton, biographer Carol Thatcher and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore
In the Hong Kong Book Fair 2015, Sir David Tang was joined by philosopher Alain de Botton, biographer Carol Thatcher and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore to attend an open forum on "How and What and Why do Writers Write?".
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