The Course of Love: A Novel
|Rating||:||4.14 (937 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
Jessica Weil said A must-read for anyone in the beginning phases of a long-term romantic relationship. Contemporary philosopher Alain de Botton's long awaited second novel follows the relationship between Rabih and Kirsten. De Botton's thesis is essentially this: While most love stories tell us everything we need to know about how love begins, there isn't enough focus in our society on how it continues. Sagacious and sophisticated Bookreporter Alain de Botton's May 29, 2016 op-ed piece in the New York Times, entitled "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," inspired a blizzard of reader comments --- 531 in all by the time the response period closed. Not surprisingly, his view that "Choosing whom to commit ourselves to is merely a case of iden. rob said Confronting though comforting. An excellent, insightful, confronting (ough!) but also very comforting book. It puts a lot of things that are going on in my life into perspective. I think the lessons in this book will make me a better man and spouse.
Very enjoyable." —Sebastian Faulks"Funny and very refreshing."—San Francisco ChroniclePraise for The Consolations of Philosophy: “Wonderfully original, quirky. It may even save some marriages. Seriously cheeky, cheekily serious."—Julian Barnes"Curious, humorous, didactic, and dazzling. As well as being criticism, biography, literary history, and a reader's guide to Proust's masterpiece, this is a self-help book in the deepest sense of the term."—The New York Times"One of my favorite books of the year. Seldom has there been a more sensitive marriage of words and images." —The New York Sun"With originality, verve, and wit, de Botton explains how we find reflections of our ow
Alain de Botton is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including On Love, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, and The Course of Love. He lives in London where he founded The School of Life, an organiz
de Botton’s name in the mid-1990s….love is the subject best suited to his obsessive aphorizing, and in this novel he again shows off his ability to pin our hopes, methods and insecurities to the page.” —The New York TimesThe long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership, from the internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. De Botton’s essay “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” (The New York Times, May 28, 2016), which draws from The Course of Love,