Notes on the Art of Life
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Notes on the Art of Life is Haim Shapira's version of Sei Shonagon's Pillow Book – a discursive and intensely personal collection of thoughts on life; a tribute to the importance of the here and now; the value of the moment and of paying attention to it.
This is a personal, cheerful and idiosyncratic tour through the thoughts and experiences of philosophers, artists and academics, finding a path through the contradictions of philosophy and the intractable challenges of life (both existential and mundane). Content includes:
- Exploring a wide range of philosophies, from Aristotle to Zhuang Zhu and Epicurus to Socrates
- Tour the arts and thoughts of Abd al-Rahman III to Tolstoy, via Chekhov and Goethe
- Examine a myriad of essential topics, from silence and regret to happiness and other small things of absolute importance. And arriving finally at love.
This book is like having a chatty and quite excitable friend guide you round a library of good books and different schools of thought. A companion who aims to comfort and reassure you about the complexities and challenges of life and of thinking about life.
Paperback | 208 pages | 5.16" x 7.73"