After a 23-year hiatus from writing novels, philosopher Alain de Botton is back with a new work of fiction that explores the challenges of long-term relationships. “The Course of Love” follows Kirsten and Rabih from their passion-fueled beginning as a couple to an inevitable infidelity. In the novel, de Botton downplays romanticism and champions a more rational approach to love. He joins us to discuss his latest work and his thoughts on love in the modern age.
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Alain de Botton (Photo: Mathias Marx)
Alain de Botton, philosopher; author of "The Course of Love"