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How Proust Can Change Your Life

Author : Alain De Botton
ISBN : 9780307833495
Genre : Humor
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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. As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and unclichéd articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date. It took de Botton to find the inspirational in Proust's essays, letters and fiction and, perhaps even more surprising, to draw out a vivid and clarifying portrait of the master from between the lines of his work. Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.
Category: Humor

Der Lauf Der Liebe

Author : Alain de Botton
ISBN : 9783104035642
Genre : Fiction
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Ein fesselndes Plädoyer für das WAGNIS DER LIEBE. Am Anfang ist jede Liebe leicht. Wie aber geht es mit ihr weiter? Wie gelingt es, zu zweit das Glück zu finden? In seinem neuen Roman durchleuchtet Alain de Botton gnadenlos, aber einfühlsam die Liebesgeschichte von Rabih und Kirsten. Die Wahl der Ikea-Gläser, das Kennenlernen der Schwiegereltern, die Frage, ob die Butter tatsächlich im Kühlschrank stehen soll - all das gibt Anlass für die größten Dramen. Und so wie de Botton mit seinem berühmten Scharfblick erzählt, erkennen wir jene Strukturen der Liebe, die uns allen gleichermaßen Glück und Leid bereiten.
Category: Fiction

The Consolations Of Philosophy

Author : Alain De Botton
ISBN : 9780307833501
Genre : Philosophy
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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher -- de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhauer (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy -- and, of course, the final word on consolation -- comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us." This wonderfully engaging book will, however, make us feel better in a good way, with equal measures of wit and wisdom.
Category: Philosophy

The Art Of Travel

Author : Alain De Botton
ISBN : 9780307481665
Genre : Philosophy
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Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow. Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book. Don’t leave home without it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Philosophy

Kunst Des Reisens

Author : Alain De Botton
ISBN : 3596158044
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Rot Ist Mein Name

Author : Orhan Pamuk
ISBN : 9783446252301
Genre : Fiction
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Man schreibt das Jahr 1591, Istanbul ist vom Schnee bedeckt. Ein Toter spricht zu uns aus der Tiefe eines Brunnens. Er kennt seinen Mörder, und er kennt auch die Ursache für den Mord: ein Komplott gegen das gesamte Osmanische Reich, seine Religion, seine Kultur, seine Tradition. Darin verwickelt sind die Miniaturenmaler, die beauftragt sind, für den Sultan zehn Buchblätter zu malen, ein Liebender und der Mörder, der den Leser bis zum Schluß zum Narren hält. Ein spannender Roman, der, als historischer Krimi verkleidet, immer wieder auch auf die gegenwärtige Spannung zwischen Orient und Okzident verweist.
Category: Fiction

Isabel

Author : Alain De Botton
ISBN : 3596154626
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Quiet

Author : Susan Cain
ISBN : 9780141970172
Genre : Self-Help
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In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.
Category: Self-Help