How proust can change your life audiobook
Editions of How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
How Proust Can Change Your Life
Apr 28, ISBN Jan 23, ISBN Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres—literary biography and self-help manual—in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts. 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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LITERATURE - Marcel Proust
One doesn't usually think of Marcel Proust as the author of a great self-help book. Unless of course what you admire most about ''Remembrance of Things Past'' is its usefulness for killing huge amounts of time. Alain de Botton, a novelist, doesn't take quite such a crassly utilitarian view in his delightfully original work of literary criticism, ''How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel. For instance, in Chapter 3, called ''How to Take Your Time,'' he points out that one reaction to the great length of Proust's famous novel was the ''All-England Summarize Proust Competition,'' once presented by the Monty Python troupe in the belief, as Mr. The point of this chapter is that Proust really does teach important lessons in how to slow down life and see its details more clearly. And, to illustrate the point, Mr.