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The Resource On love, Alain de Botton

On love, Alain de Botton

Label
On love
Title
On love
Statement of responsibility
Alain de Botton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Plotting the course of an affair from the initial delirium of infatuation to the depths of suicidal despair, through a fit of anhedonia--defined in medical texts as a diseae 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, this 'tour de force pelasure ... [is] a dissertation/novel on romantic narcissism that's both intellectually stimulating and emotionally touching" (Kirkus Reviews)."--Cover
Summary
In a novel that explores the realities of "being in love," two young people meet on a Paris-London flight and embark on a love affair based on what they perceive as destiny
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
001888
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Botton, Alain
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romance fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Romance fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
On love, Alain de Botton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romantic fatalism -- Idealization -- The subtext of seduction -- Authenticity -- Mind and body -- Marxism -- False notes -- Love or liberalism -- Beauty -- Speaking love -- What do you see in her? -- Skepticism and faith -- Intimacy -- "I" confirmation -- Intermittences of the heart -- The fear of happiness -- Contractions -- Romantic terrorism -- Beyond good and evil -- Psycho-fatalism -- Suicide -- The Jesus complex -- Ellipsis -- Love lessons
Control code
ocm63117702
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780802142405
Lccn
94025089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63117702
Label
On love, Alain de Botton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romantic fatalism -- Idealization -- The subtext of seduction -- Authenticity -- Mind and body -- Marxism -- False notes -- Love or liberalism -- Beauty -- Speaking love -- What do you see in her? -- Skepticism and faith -- Intimacy -- "I" confirmation -- Intermittences of the heart -- The fear of happiness -- Contractions -- Romantic terrorism -- Beyond good and evil -- Psycho-fatalism -- Suicide -- The Jesus complex -- Ellipsis -- Love lessons
Control code
ocm63117702
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780802142405
Lccn
94025089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63117702

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