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You can appreciate this book quite nicely alajn while sitting on the couch at home, but I happened to read it while travelling in Honduras. Jan 09, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, I think Botton is missing out Honestly, this was a bit of a disappointment to me after reading such great reviews.
The thesis that resonated with me the most was the simplest: 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. Then I went back and read it again, less thoroughly, with a pen in hand looking to further unpack and appreciate the ideas and self-reflections they provoked in me.
Being receptive and aware is the first and necessary step to being able to articulate our questions and opinions, and from there to render our experiences lastingly meaningful.
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. This is appropriate, because the travel experience itself is subjective. Want to Read saving….
The Art of Travel
This guy is obviously French, wealthy, and Christian none of which are bad traits, but he didn’t seem to open up to the glory that is a foreign culture. Viajad de Botton’s The Art of Travel is again a book that combines literary, philosophical, and artistic speculations, as well as bits of biography and autobiography and applies these to a specific subject — in this case; travel, more or less.
Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others To condemn ourselves viajra these minute concerns is to ignore how rich in meaning these details can be.
De Botton is also drawn to some quirky characters — travel-masters, of varying sorts — and he weaves them into his book, with varying degrees of success. I think the key messages of the book are well captured in the very first chapter: The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do. In the subsequent chapter he describes his first visit to Provence and how grumpy and unimpressed he was until he opened his host’s coffee-table book on van Gogh and his last years in the same area.
Travel to some exotic locations in Kerala. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape.
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Trivia About The Art of Travel. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Mar 29, Hesam rated it really liked it. Even as Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why.
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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In The Art of TravelAlaine de Botton succeeds in the difficult task of opening the readers eyes to the many perceptual enhancements that travel can provide. Open Preview See a Problem? Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. De Botton’s readers have it easier — they can just close the book when they’ve had their fill of him — but occasionally as one makes one’s way through the book one senses exactly how M.
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There too we may find ourselves anchoring emotions of love on the viakar a person butters his or her bread, or recoiling at his or her taste in shoes. Ines Depends on your english level. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book.
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Smooth, flowing, poignant, and articulate, he is a pleasure to alaln. He further expatiates on what he considers the true value of art–that artists offer us the chance to see their version of what is really there. Honestly, this was a bit of a disappointment to me after reading such great reviews.