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Alain de Botton

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Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love, which went on to sell two million copies.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A Novel (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Milan Kundera - Oct 27, 2009 (first published in 1984)
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In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places; brilliant and playful reflections; and a variety of styles to ...
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A book that I gave out a lot.     source
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In Search of Lost Time
Proust 6-pack (Modern Library Classics)
Marcel Proust - Jun 02, 2003 (first published in 1927)
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For this complete, authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of 'À la recherche du temps perdu' (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiad...
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About a search for how you can stop wasting your life and start to appreciate life and live fully.     source
Montaigne
Complete Essays
Michel de Montaigne - May 05, 1992 (first published in 1572)
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Reflections by the creator of the essay form, display the humane, skeptical, humorous, and honest views of Montaigne, revealing his thoughts on sexuality, religion, cannibals, intellectuals, and other unexpected themes. Included are such celebrated works as "On Solitude," "To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die," and "On Experience."...
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I’ve given quite a lot of copies of The Complete Essays to people down the years.     source