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A Simple Reminder Of Simple Truths,
This review is from: How Proust Can Change Your Life (Paperback)I like this book very much and have read it several times. It's not really about Proust, it is about looking at the world like Proust. It is a simple reminder of the sort things we miss in life when we are immersed in the hurry-scurry of the rat-race. So if I'm a bit fed-up, I take up this book and learn to take a breath, while seeing the world afresh. I find the section on the portayal of everyday things in art, particularly inspiring and up-lifting. Its about appreciating the things that were always there but we fail to see. I recommend it highly.
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Initial post: 4 Mar 2012 09:29:19 GMT
James C says:
I could not agree more. I found the book illuminating, not only of Proust but also of how to deal with Proust and indeed what we term ordinary life. It was funny and helpful. The passage on Chardin was terrific. I notice that someone else reviewing this called it pretentious. I found it exactly the opposite: very down to earth.
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