The Course of Love

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McClelland & Stewart, 14 juni 2016 - 240 sidor
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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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This is the story of the evolution of a twenty-odd year marriage....from the first meeting of the couple until well into their parenting years. Interspersed with the story are short asides about the ... Läs hela recensionen

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I was hoping for a novel, but this is a philosophical treatise interspersed with tedious descriptors of a hypothetical relationship. I couldn't make it past the first 30 pages. Läs hela recensionen

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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 (www.theschooloflife.com) and the creative director of Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). The author lives in London.

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