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Week at the Airport

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ISBN-10: 0307739678

ISBN-13: 9780307739674

Edition: 2010

Authors: Alain de Botton

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From the bestselling author ofThe Art of Travelcomes a wittily intriguing exploration of the strange "non-place" that he believes is the imaginative center of our civilization. Given unprecedented access to one of the worldrs"s busiest airports as a "writer-in-residence," Alain de Botton found it to be a showcase for many of the major crosscurrents of the modern world-from our faith in technology to our destruction of nature, from our global interconnectedness to our romanticizing of the exotic. He met travelers from all over and spoke with everyone from baggage handlers to pilots to the airport chaplain. Weaving together these conversations and his own observations-of everything from the…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Born in Zurich, Switzerland on December 20, 1969, Alain de Botton was educated at Cambridge University, England, and now divides his time between London and Washington, D.C. With the publication of his first novel, Essays in Love, de Botton quickly became one of the most talked about British novelists of the 1990s. Although the basic plot of Essays in Love (published in the U.S. as On Love) is a rather typical love story, de Botton presents it in a unique and humorous way. De Botton's other novels include The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel, which is written in a similar style to Essays on Love, and Kiss and Tell, which follows a would-be biographer as he attempts to write…