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Brief Biography of Alain De Botton Swiss-born British essayist Alain de Botton is best known for his efforts to bring philosophy to a broader audience. But couching each chapter as a literary essay is definitely a good idea, since quotation, especially of poetry, takes up a lot of space.

Puddings and sweet things in general are his other consolation. We wonder where our ticket might be. And yet the reasons behind such disappointments are rarely explored.

He remains in his study and surrounds himself with a series of objects which facilitate the finest aspect of travel, its anticipation. Most of the time, though, de Botton seems largely concerned with conforming to the stereotype of the neurasthenic intellectual. Acknowledging a variety of interpretative possibilities would have been useful. We tap a finger on the window ledge. De Botton notices the details, and as we grow accustomed to seeing the world through his eyes, perhaps we will notice more too.

Eventually, de Botton is consoled by thoughts of Schopenhauer. Most of the time she seems very far away.

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These trees gave off an impression of astonishing health and exuberance. De Botton solves this problem by writing about himself.

Which explains the curious phenomenon whereby valuable elements may be easier to experience in art and in anticipation than in reality. It is common to assume that we are dealing with a highly intelligent book when we cease to understand it. How quickly the advantages of civilization are wiped out by a tantrum.

Cleaning staff intimidate him. The most important of his confectionery-related insights, however, revolve around chocolate. They seemed not to care that the world was old and often sad.