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đź“’The Course Of Love by Alain de Botton

Book Title : The Course of Love
Author : Alain de Botton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2016-06-14
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781501134432
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Course of Love Summary : “An engrossing tale [that] provides plenty of food for thought” (People, Best New Books pick), this playful, wise, and profoundly moving second novel from the internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership. We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children—but no long-term relationship is as simple as “happily ever after.” The Course of Love explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. We see, along with Rabih and Kirsten, the first flush of infatuation, the effortlessness of falling into romantic love, and the course of life thereafter. Interwoven with their story and its challenges is an overlay of philosophy—an annotation and a guide to what we are reading. As The New York Times says, “The Course of Love is a return to the form that made Mr. de Botton’s name in the mid-1990s….love is the subject best suited to his obsessive aphorizing, and in this novel he again shows off his ability to pin our hopes, methods, and insecurities to the page.” This is a Romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive and thrive in the long term. The result is a sensory experience—fictional, philosophical, psychological—that urges us to identify deeply with these characters and to reflect on his and her own experiences in love. Fresh, visceral, and utterly compelling, The Course of Love is a provocative and life-affirming novel for everyone who believes in love. “There’s no writer alive like de Botton, and his latest ambitious undertaking is as enlightening and humanizing as his previous works” (Chicago Tribune).

Book Title : A Course of Love
Author : Mari Perron
Publisher : Take Heart Publications
Release Date : 2014-12-02
Pages : 704
ISBN : 9781584695059
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Course of Love Summary : It may be astonishing to hear that there is a continuation of A Course in Miracles, but it is true. Forty years ago Jesus dictated ACIM to the scribe Helen Schucman. More recently, over three years, he similarly dictated A Course of Love to Mari Perron. Students of ACIM will recognize the Voice. Students of truth, whatever their background, will find that ACOL resonates with the heart. In A Course of Love Jesus says: "This time we take a direct approach, an approach that seems at first to leave behind abstract learning and the complex mechanisms of the mind that so betray you. We take a step away from intellect, the pride of the ego, and approach this final learning through the realm of the heart. This is why, to end confusion, we call this course A Course of Love." (Prelude.44) ACIM and ACOL are complementary. The same Voice, more accessible. The same thought system, expanded. ACOL gently brings about union of heart and mind—and a direct experience of Truth. Like all non-dual teachings, ACOL is not about adding to one s life but about un-doing the ties that bind us to what it calls the "house of illusion." In ACOL we are gently guided to awaken, step by loving step.

đź“’The Course Of Love by Alain de Botton

Book Title : The Course of Love
Author : Alain de Botton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2016-06-14
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781501134432
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Course of Love Summary : “An engrossing tale [that] provides plenty of food for thought” (People, Best New Books pick), this playful, wise, and profoundly moving second novel from the internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership. We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children—but no long-term relationship is as simple as “happily ever after.” The Course of Love explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. We see, along with Rabih and Kirsten, the first flush of infatuation, the effortlessness of falling into romantic love, and the course of life thereafter. Interwoven with their story and its challenges is an overlay of philosophy—an annotation and a guide to what we are reading. As The New York Times says, “The Course of Love is a return to the form that made Mr. de Botton’s name in the mid-1990s….love is the subject best suited to his obsessive aphorizing, and in this novel he again shows off his ability to pin our hopes, methods, and insecurities to the page.” This is a Romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive and thrive in the long term. The result is a sensory experience—fictional, philosophical, psychological—that urges us to identify deeply with these characters and to reflect on his and her own experiences in love. Fresh, visceral, and utterly compelling, The Course of Love is a provocative and life-affirming novel for everyone who believes in love. “There’s no writer alive like de Botton, and his latest ambitious undertaking is as enlightening and humanizing as his previous works” (Chicago Tribune).

đź“’Essays In Love by Alain de Botton

Book Title : Essays in Love
Author : Alain de Botton
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 211
ISBN : 9780771026065
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Essays in Love Summary : The bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life revisits his utterly charming debut book, Essays in Love. The narrator is smitten by Chloe on a Paris-to-London flight, and by the time they’ve reached the luggage carousel he knows he is in love. He loves her chestnut hair, watery green eyes, the gap that makes her teeth Kantian and not Platonic, and her views on Heidegger’s Being and Time — but he hates her taste in shoes. What makes this book extraordinary is the depth with which the emotions involved in the relationship are analysed. Love comes under the philosophical microscope. Plotting the course of their affair from the initial delirium of infatuation to the depths of suicidal despair, through a fit of anhedonia — defined in medical texts as a disease resulting from the terror brought on by the threat of utter happiness — and finally through the terrorist tactics employed when the beloved begins, inexplicably, to drift away, Essays in Love is filled with profound and witty observations on the pain and exhilaration of love. An entire chapter is devoted to the nuances and subtexts of an initial date, while another chapter mulls over the question of how and when to say “I love you.” With allusions to Aristotle, Sartre, Wittgenstein, and Groucho Marx, de Botton has plotted an imaginative and microscopically detailed romance.

đź“’A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson

Book Title : A Return to Love
Author : Marianne Williamson
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 308
ISBN : 9780722532997
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Return to Love Summary : This guide reveals how we each can take a spiritual, psychological and emotional journey back to the true inner peace with which we were born, and shows how by practicing love we can make our lives more peaceful, loving and fulfilling.

đź“’Cupid S Arrow by Robert J. Sternberg

Book Title : Cupid s Arrow
Author : Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 208
ISBN : 0521478936
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Cupid s Arrow Summary : This book, first published in 1998, takes a psychological approach to human love.

Book Title : The History of Love A Novel
Author : Nicole Krauss
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2006-05-17
Pages : 252
ISBN : 9780393328622
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The History of Love A Novel Summary : Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Book Title : The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Author : Alain De Botton
Publisher : Emblem Editions
Release Date : 2010-06-01
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780771026324
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Summary : From the international bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this lyrical, erudite look at our world of work. We spend most of our time at work, but what we do there rarely gets discussed in the sort of lyrical and descriptive prose our efforts surely deserve. Determined to correct this lapse, armed with a poetic perspective and his trademark philosophical sharpness, Alain de Botton heads out into the world of offices and factories, ready to take in the beauty, interest, and sheer strangeness of the modern workplace. De Botton spends time in and around some less familiar work environments, including warehouses, container ports, rocket launch pads, and power stations, and follows scientists, landscape painters, accountants, cookie manufacturers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and aircraft salesmen as they do their jobs. Along the way, de Botton tries to answer some of the most urgent questions we can pose about work: Why do we do it? What makes it pleasurable? What is its meaning? To what end do we daily exhaust not only ourselves but also our planet? Equally intrigued by work’s pleasures and its pains, Alain de Botton offers a characteristically lucid and witty tour of the working day and night, in a book sure to inspire a range of life-changing and wise thoughts. From the Hardcover edition.

đź“’A Course In Miracles by Foundation for Inner Peace

Book Title : A Course in Miracles
Author : Foundation for Inner Peace
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 1239
ISBN : 0670869759
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Course in Miracles Summary : Offers ecumenical meditations on love, perception, forgiveness, eternal life, and theoretical concepts in theology

đź“’Kiss Tell by Alain de Botton

Book Title : Kiss Tell
Author : Alain de Botton
Publisher : Macmillan
Release Date : 1997-05-15
Pages : 257
ISBN : 0312155611
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Kiss Tell Summary : Accused by a former girlfriend of being unable to emphathize, the narrator decides to write about the next person who walks into his life, Isabel Rogers