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The Happy Life free pdf In this elegant treatise, David Malouf returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist: what makes for a happy life? With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new and old ways to talk about contentment and the self. In considering the happy life - what it is, and what makes it possible - David Malouf returns to the 'highest wisdom' of the classics, looks at how, thanks to Thomas Jefferson's way with words, happiness became a 'right', and examines joy in the flesh as depicted by Rubens and Rembrandt. In a world become ever larger and impersonal, he finds happiness in an unlikely place. The Happy Life is writing to savour and reflect upon by one of Australia's greatest novelists. This edition includes responses to The Happy Life by leading commentators, including Robert Dessaix, Anne Manne, Elizabeth Farrelly and Tim Soutphommasane.

About David Malouf

David Malouf is internationally recognised as one of the world's finest and most versatile contemporary writers. Since his first collection of poetry in 1962, he has published novels, short stories, collections of poetry, opera libretti, a play and a volume of autobiography. His novels include An Imaginary Life, Harland's Half Acre, The Conversations at Curlaw Creek, The Great World, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger in 1991, and Remembering Babylon, shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize and winner of the inaugural international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Born and brought up in Brisbane, David Malouf lives in Sydney.

Details Book

Author : David Malouf
Publisher : Black Inc.
Data Published : 03 October 2011
ISBN : 1863955461
EAN : 9781863955461
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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