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.

Så tycker andra - Skriv en recension


5 stjärnor
4 stjärnor
3 stjärnor
2 stjärnor
1 stjärna

Review: The Course of Love

Användarrecension  - Scott - Goodreads

1. How Proust Can Change Your Life 2. The Consolations of Philosophy 3. The Architecture of Happiness 4. On Love 5. The Course of Love 6. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work 7. The one in the airport 8. The rest Läs hela recensionen

Review: The Course of Love

Användarrecension  - Doro Miller - Goodreads

Reflective and thought-provoking; drives you to consider how relationships work and what drives us to make the choices we do in our needs and relating to one another. Läs hela recensionen

Andra upplagor - Visa alla

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.

Bibliografisk information