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In fact, I think Botton is missing out on the thrill of travel that is unknown, unsafe, and lacking in the pretentious wanderings of a big city. So let me conclude with a quote of my own, from A,ain. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Alain de Botton writes fluidly and precisely, there are many on point descriptions that fitted my travel experiences to a t and I made sure to highlight and annotate my copy as a memory.

Its insightful and erudite in a bottoj that I haven’t experienced since reading somewhat obscure texts for a rhetoric course in college.

The Art of Travel – Alain de Botton

What I got was a book of two halves. Those are moments I want to share with you. It is not a light reading book for non native english speakers, in my opinion less. De Botton specialises in this approach, indeed, it can be found in all his books, fiction or not. So, although I am not embarking on any significant travels this year, this book nevertheless feels remarkably relevant to me personally.

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. I loved the chapter featuring a lot of van Gogh and also the Ruskin-heavy one.


The external voyage only has an impact if accompanied by an internal one. Travels in Europewhich is a lighter, funnier, and less intellectualized travel read. The book isn’t really a travel tome; and I’m not sure that I learned all that much about particular destinations.

Coincidences like ate make my day. Return to Book Page. I hope that he is, because his seems to me to be a talent that deserves to be rewarded.

A Arte de Viajar

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The complete review ‘s Review:. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Introspective reflections vjajar are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape. These are probably good things to keep in mind when setting out on the road.

The Art of Travel – Canada. Through avenues such as poetry, writings from some of histories 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.

Shania – “that [book] don’t impress me much. If we find poetry in the service station and motel, if we are drawn to the airport or train carriage, it is perhaps because, in spite of their architectural compromises and discomforts, in spite of their garish colours and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the selfish ease, the habits and confinement of the ordinary, rooted world.

It’s a style of writing that has been termed a ‘philosophy of everyday lif Alain de Botton is a writer and television producer who lives in London and aims to make philosophy relevant to everyday life. He remains focussed — nay, fixated entirely on himself. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Van Gogh refined his ability to see by studying the work of other artists and comparing what they presented with what he saw.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Books by Alain de Botton. I’ve also seen him a few times on a BBC series about different philosophers, and the same charm is evident in person.

I found myself dog-earing the corners of so many pages as he shared insights that resonated with my own experience of travel lately. Learn more about Amazon Prime. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our dd and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: 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.

Alain De Botton

It’s a style of writing that has aoain termed a ‘philosophy of everyday life. According to de Botton, while the splendors of various sights and cultures can help aid the kind of growth the traveler may desire, one need not leave his bedroom in order to gain mind expansion and life changing insights. Then I thought about it. Travel is much more arduous. Published May 11th by Vintage first published Just a moment while we sign alani in to your Goodreads account.