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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Smooth, flowing, poignant, and articulate, he is a pleasure to read. Then I thought about it.

The second half was better – it ain’t where you go, it’s the attitude you travel with. Shania – “that [book] don’t impress me much. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded dee the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others View all 22 comments.

Apr 12, Gordon rated it really liked it. This is, essentially, a personal goal for me this year, one that I am pursuing by approaching my reading more bbotton and by reflecting more frequently on the small ways I can gain full awareness of how I am interacting with people and my environment.

Alaain in all, I highly recommend it to people interested in vignette-style reflections on how we experience our immediate environment and what we can learn about ourselves by just paying more attention to it, whether at home or abroad. At the end of hours botron train-dreaming, we may feel we have been returned to ourselves – that is, brought back into contact with emotions and ideas of importance to us.


All forms of travel described are decidedly middle to upper class–no hitchhiking or camping stories here. However absurd the intense reactions provoked by such small and mute foreign elements may seem, the pattern is at least familiar from our personal lives.

The Art of Viauar – UK. If you artr a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? May 11, Danielle rated it viajad not like it. L’art du voyage – France. De Botton has a wonderful ability to weave in all kinds of unexpected references to artists and writers, such as Charles Baudelaire and Edward Hopper.

Not one to shy away from big topics love, philosophy, status, travel, Proust he manages to bring you to fresh insights on each theme in a completely charming, highly readable fashion. The first half can be summarised – don’t get your hopes up it might be shit.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. These are probably good things to keep in mind when setting out on the road. In fact, I think Botton is missing out on the thrill ivajar travel that is unknown, unsafe, and lacking in the pretentious wanderings of a big city.

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Van Gogh’s vision helped him really to see what was in front of him, and his appreciation grew. De Botton does nicely explore the strange thing that is travel — the desire to be elsewhere, the expectations and hopes, the reality, mind-journeys, etc.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There’s a certain self-effacing charm about Alain de Botton’s writing that creeps up on you and which eventually becomes irresistible. Also, apparently this book is on the syllabus for advanced English in Australia, heard about it from two people, which is also cool, seeing as it is pretty unknown where I come from.


He can be contacted by email directly via www. The author is obviously very well read he even includes a bedroom photo complete with bookshelf as evidenceand the book is littered with quotes and tales from various Don’t really know what I was expecting, maybe it was some insightful ways to get more from my travel experiences. L’arte di viaggiare – Italia. A nice contrast is world-traveller Alexander von Humboldt and Xavier de Maistre, best remembered for his Voyage around my Room see our review with de Botton correctly pointing out that de Maistre — unlike the fictional des Esseintes — actually also had gotten around quite a bit in the world.

Reading that chapter was like a spiritual awakening; something akin to the transcending experience one feels when looking at slews of massive mountaintops or stretches of distant, barren deserts. The thesis that resonated with me the most was the simplest: 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.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So let me conclude with a quote of my own, from Twain.

Travel is much more arduous. I think the key messages of the book are well captured in the very first chapter: Die Kunst des Reisens – Deutschland.

After tackling Proust wellphilosophy badlyand love repeatedlytravel seems an appropriate subject, something the young and not quite jet-setting semi-intellectual is well suited for.