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In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

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"The Romantic Movement sheds light on the nature of relationships....The method of telling much and showing little produces a good deal of wit, cogency, and humor." John Updike, The New Yorker

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"A reader gets whiffs of Donald Barthelme, Julian Barnes, Woody Allen, the films of Eric Rohmer....Mr. de Botton borrows exuberantly, and well, from his forebears...therein lies the buoyant charm of the approach." Lisa Zeidner, The New York Times Book Review

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"The Romantic Movement is that rarest of artifacts, a novel that smiles." Pico Iyer, Time Magazine

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"A cross between Milan Kundera and Erich Segal, with some Vonnegut thrown in for spice." Kirkus Reviews

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The author of the critically acclaimed On Love offers an utterly delightful book that once more takes up the eternal theme of love. Alice, disappointed with men and searching for answers, meets Eric and embarks on an affair that is catalogued in all its thrills and pitfalls.

Synopsis:

In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

Synopsis:

In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art and love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

"The Romantic Movement sheds light on the nature of relationships . . . The method of telling much and showing little produces a good deal of wit, cogency, and humor."John Updike, The New Yorker

"A reader gets whiffs of Donald Barthelme, Julian Barnes, Woody Allen, the films of Eric Rohmer . . . Mr. De Botton borrows exuberantly, and well, from his forebears . . . therein lies the buoyant charm of the approach."Lisa Zeidner, The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Alain de Botton was born in Switzerland in 1969, educated at Cambridge, and lives in London. He is the author of The Romantic Movement (Picador) and How Proust Can Change Your Life. His first novel, On Love, was published in fifteen countries, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312144036
Author:
de Botton, Alain
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Alain de Botton
Author:
de, Alain
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
103-771
Publication Date:
May 15, 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.86 x 0.945 in

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Product details 336 pages Picador USA - English 9780312144036 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Romantic Movement sheds light on the nature of relationships....The method of telling much and showing little produces a good deal of wit, cogency, and humor."
"Review" by , "A reader gets whiffs of Donald Barthelme, Julian Barnes, Woody Allen, the films of Eric Rohmer....Mr. de Botton borrows exuberantly, and well, from his forebears...therein lies the buoyant charm of the approach."
"Review" by , "The Romantic Movement is that rarest of artifacts, a novel that smiles."
"Review" by , "A cross between Milan Kundera and Erich Segal, with some Vonnegut thrown in for spice."
"Synopsis" by , The author of the critically acclaimed On Love offers an utterly delightful book that once more takes up the eternal theme of love. Alice, disappointed with men and searching for answers, meets Eric and embarks on an affair that is catalogued in all its thrills and pitfalls.
"Synopsis" by ,
In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

"Synopsis" by ,
In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art and love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

"The Romantic Movement sheds light on the nature of relationships . . . The method of telling much and showing little produces a good deal of wit, cogency, and humor."John Updike, The New Yorker

"A reader gets whiffs of Donald Barthelme, Julian Barnes, Woody Allen, the films of Eric Rohmer . . . Mr. De Botton borrows exuberantly, and well, from his forebears . . . therein lies the buoyant charm of the approach."Lisa Zeidner, The New York Times Book Review

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