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How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain De Botton

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ISBN 10: 0330347624 / ISBN 13: 9780330347624
Editorial: Picador, London, England, 1997
Usado Condición Near Fine Hardcover
Librería: Terry Blowfield Books (Norwich, Reino Unido) Cantidad: 1

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Published by Picador of London, England in 1997. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine. 1st Edition, 3rd impression. Black cloth boards with silver titles to spine. Inside pages are in good order. Dust Jacket condition : Near fine. Price is unclipped. See photograph. Dims: 225mm x 140mm x 20mm. 320 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 002729

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Marcel Proust, author of In Search of Lost Time, one of the longest novels of the twentieth century, was an authority on how to live a richer, happier, more successful life - although rarely happy himself. The author gives an affectionate view of the brilliant and often bizarre novelist, and an interpretation of his novel. New paperback edition.

Críticas: "This engaging book is one of the most entertaining pieces of literary criticism I have read in a long while." (The Sunday Telegraph)

"De Botton's little book is so charming, amusing and sensible that it may even itself change your life." (The Daily Telegraph)

"A self-help manual for the intelligent person . . . witty, funny, and tonic." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Delightfully original. . . . As well as being criticism, biography, literary history and a reader's guide to Proust's masterpiece, How Proust Can Change Your Life is a self-help book in the deepest sense of the term." (The New York Times)

"Curious, humorous, didactic and dazzling. . . . It contains more human interest and play of fancy than most fiction." (The New Yorker)

"This is a genius-level piece of writing that manages to blend literary biography with self-help and tongue-in-cheek with the profound. The quirky, early 1900s French author Marcel Proust acts as the vessel for surprisingly impressive nuggets of wisdom on down-to-earth topics such as why you should never sleep with someone on the first date, how to protect yourself against lower back pain, and how to cope with obnoxious neighbors. Here's proof that our ancestors had just as much insight as the gurus du jour and perhaps a lot more wit. De Botton simultaneously pokes fun at the self-help movement and makes a significant contribution to its archives." (Amazon)

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Título: How Proust Can Change Your Life

Editorial: Picador, London, England

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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