How Proust Can Change Your Life


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A perfect companion to Swann's Way, this innovative study explores Proust and why he matters. Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres --literary biography and self-help manual -- in this charming and unexpectedly practical book. Drawing from Pro ...Continua

The last 3 chapters are most interesting.

Wrote 8/24/12
Proust can change your life and de Botton does a nice job getting you started. This book may serve as an introduction to Proust' life or to his great work "In Search of Lost Time". Publishing that must have been a real nightmare, since Proust's edit...Continua
Wrote 2/17/10
Accessible and enjoyable
The chapter headings act as good reminders for me and add the the general message I took from the book. To take time to enjoy things, to search for a true and authentic expression of one's thoughts and feelings. They might sound quite haughty ambitio...Continua
Wrote 10/13/09

this one is not as gd as other later bks by Alain, but it tempts me into reading Proust's In Search of Time Lost...though its length definitely discourages me to even start reading!

Philosophy meets sarcasm

I was expecting a self-help book drawing lessons from Proust's literature. Instead I find that Proust was by all accounts a hypochondriac, and the self-help seems to be mainly of the nature of "don't be like Proust"

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