The Course of Love

McClelland & Stewart, 14 juni 2016 - 240 sidor
In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children -- but no relationship is as simple as "happily ever after." The Course of Love is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. With philosophical insight and psychological acumen, Alain de Botton shows that our Romantic dreams may do us a grave disservice -- and explores what the alternatives might be. The conclusion, as the characters gradually discover, is that love is not "an enthusiasm," but rather a "skill" that must be slowly and often painfully learnt.
     This is a Romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive and thrive in the long term.

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Användarrecension  - Cail_Judy - LibraryThing

This was the book I needed right now. I read Botton's first novel in 2009 —Essays In Love—and it was insightful, calling out issues that arose in my own relationship at the time. The novel had ... Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - flydodofly - LibraryThing

I was thinking: if Alain de Botton really manages to live the way he writes (or comments on the couple/family in the book) than he must be one of the most desirable partners on earth. His ... Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (2016)

ALAIN DE BOTTON is the author of essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London, where he is the founder and chairman of The School of Life ( and the creative director of Living Architecture ( The author lives in London.

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