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.
www.alaindebotton.comHe is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers It s a style of writing that has been termed a philosophy of everyday life His first book, Essays in Love titled On Love in the US , minutely analysed the process of falling in and out of love The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non fiction It s a book of which many readers are still fondest.Bibliography Essays In Love 1993 The Romantic Movement 1994 Kiss and Tell 1995 How Proust Can Change Your Life 1997 The Consolations of Philosophy 2000 The Art of Travel 2002 Status Anxiety 2004 The Architecture of Happiness 2006 The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work 2009
- 240 pages
- The Course of Love
- Alain de Botton
- 13 April 2018 Alain de Botton