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The Romantic Movement Paperback – Sep 8 1995

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (Sept. 8 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330335898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330335898
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #566,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""The Romantic Movement "sheds light on the nature of relationships . . . The method of telling much and showing little produces a good deal of wit, cogency, and humor."--John Updike, "The New Yorker" "A reader gets whiffs of Donald Barthelme, Julian Barnes, Woody Allen, the films of Eric Rohmer . . . Mr. de Botton borrows exuberantly, and well, from his forebears . . . therein lies the buoyant charm of the approach."--Lisa Zeidner, "The New York Times Book Review"

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Hungr on Aug. 11 2007
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I found this book funny and clever, and honestly, I related to the author's interpretations pretty closely. The story follows a relationship from start to finish detailing each step with literary and philosophical analogies and explanations. At times I found that de Botton went a little over the edge with his psychosocial interpretations, and the relationship was in general relatively stereotypical, but overall I found his ideas thoughtfully and eloquently stated; I would definitely read it again!
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