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Status Anxiety In his thoughtful, beautifully rendered 1993 novel On Love, de Botton structured the most unwieldy of subjects -- passion and the end of an affair --...Status AnxietySelf-Help and Psychology, Nonfiction, Philosophy and Religion In his thoughtful, beautifully rendered 1993 novel On Love, de Botton structured the most unwieldy of subjects -- passion and the end of an affair --...2004-06-04Pantheon
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Status Anxiety

Genre: Self-Help and Psychology, Nonfiction, Philosophy and Religion; Author: Alain de Botton; Status: In Season; Publisher: Pantheon

In his thoughtful, beautifully rendered 1993 novel On Love, de Botton structured the most unwieldy of subjects – passion and the end of an affair – as a quasi-academic dissertation. With Anxiety, de Botton takes a similar approach, exploring both humans’ eternal doubt of self-worth as well as possible palliative measures through art, philosophy, and religion. De Botton incorporates a vast amount of knowledge into his thesis, but this does ultimately read like a thesis, better suited to a graduate student’s syllabus than to an armchair reader.

Originally posted June 4 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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