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The Resource Perpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happy, Pascal Bruckner ; translated by Steven Rendall

Perpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happy, Pascal Bruckner ; translated by Steven Rendall

Label
Perpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happy
Title
Perpetual euphoria
Title remainder
on the duty to be happy
Statement of responsibility
Pascal Bruckner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Happiness today is not just a possibility or an option but a requirement and a duty. To fail to be happy is to fail utterly. Happiness has become a religion--one whose smiley-faced god looks down in rebuke upon everyone who hasn't yet attained the blessed state of perpetual euphoria. How has a liberating principle of the Enlightenment--the right to pursue happiness--become the unavoidable and burdensome responsibility to be happy? How did we become unhappy about not being happy--and what might we do to escape this predicament? In Perpetual Euphoria, Pascal Bruckner takes up these questions wit
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruckner, Pascal
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Happiness
  • Happiness
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Happiness
  • Happiness
Label
Perpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happy, Pascal Bruckner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life as a dream and a lie -- The golden age and after? -- The disciplines of beatitude -- The bittersweet saga of dullness -- The extremists of routine -- Real life is not absent -- "The fat, prosperous elevation of the average, the mediocre" -- What is happiness for some is kitsch for others -- If money doesn't make you happy, give it back! -- The crime of suffering -- Impossible wisdom -- Conclusion Madame Verdurin's croissant
Control code
ocn650862147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400835973
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10b46
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650862147
Label
Perpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happy, Pascal Bruckner ; translated by Steven Rendall
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life as a dream and a lie -- The golden age and after? -- The disciplines of beatitude -- The bittersweet saga of dullness -- The extremists of routine -- Real life is not absent -- "The fat, prosperous elevation of the average, the mediocre" -- What is happiness for some is kitsch for others -- If money doesn't make you happy, give it back! -- The crime of suffering -- Impossible wisdom -- Conclusion Madame Verdurin's croissant
Control code
ocn650862147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400835973
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10b46
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650862147

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