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Status Anxiety

de Botton, Alain

Editorial: Pantheon Books, 2004
ISBN 10: 0375420835 / ISBN 13: 9780375420832
Usado / Hardcover / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Bookplate (Chestertown, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
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Título: Status Anxiety

Editorial: Pantheon Books

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition


Pantheon Books, New York, 2004. First edition. Signed copy. Book condition: very good. DJ condition: very good. Slight crease in top left dj corner. Otherwise immaculate. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-16754529273

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Sinopsis: ?Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories. The first?the story of our quest for sexual love?is well known and well charted. . . . The second?the story of our quest for love from the world?is a more secret and shameful tale. And yet this second love story is no less intense than the first.?

This is a book about an almost universal anxiety that rarely gets mentioned directly: an anxiety about what others think of us, about whether we?re judged a success or a failure, a winner or a loser. This is a book about status anxiety.

Alain de Botton, best-selling author of The Consolations of Philosophy and The Art of Travel, asks?with lucidity and charm?where our worries about status come from and what, if anything, we can do to surmount them. With the help of philosophers, artists and writers, he examines the origins of status anxiety (ranging from the consequences of the French Revolution to our secret dismay at the success of our friends) before revealing ingenious ways in which people have been able to overcome their worries in the search for happiness. We learn about sandal-less philosophers and topless bohemians, about the benefits of putting skulls on our sideboards, and about looking at ancient ruins.

The result is a book that isn?t just highly entertaining and thought-provoking, but that is genuinely wise and helpful, too.

Biografía del autor: Alain de Botton is the author of three previous works of fiction and three of nonfiction, including The Art of Travel, The Consolations of Philosophy, and How Proust Can Change Your Life (all available in paperback from Vintage Books). He lives in London.

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