The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel
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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Review: The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the NovelUser Review - Becky Jenson Straub - Goodreads
This was my February selection for my book club. I liked it more after our discussion, but parts were hard to read. It's a mix-up of styles and didn't flow nicely. Read full review
Review: The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the NovelUser Review - Marina Mitrashov - Goodreads
One of my all time favorites Read full review