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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THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT: Sex, Shopping and the NovelUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A sometimes diverting, sometimes loquacious and cutesy second novel from de Botton (On Love (1993), who once again combines a twentysomething off-again-on-again relationship with various sorts of mock ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Myhi - LibraryThing
Rather boring, when comparing to the other essays of Botton. Between the stories of a regular single woman chasing her dream-guy and the way-too-scientific explanations on the individual-in-love, I ... Read full review