5 - Katherine Reese Lamb February 3 2008 Book Analysis Dear...

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Katherine Reese Lamb February 3, 2008 Book Analysis Dear Jordan, So I’ve been reading this book called The Conquest of Happiness and I’m really enjoying it. I haven’t gotten very far into it, but Bertrand Russell, the author, seems to have so many ideas about why human beings are not as happy as they could be. Right off the bat, he talks about how his purpose is to suggest a cure for the unhappiness from which most people suffer. From what I’ve read so far, I think he’s really trying to get the reader to change their outlook on life so that they can be happy with their life and the things they have in it. To give a perspective throughout the last couple hundred years or so, Russell uses a lot of excerpts from authors from the past. First he quotes a book called “The Modern Temper” written by Joseph Wood Krutch for the more modern American reading this book. Then he uses Byron for the older generations and then uses excerpts from Ecclesiastes for an older perspective. For example he talks about how people are unhappy
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course WR 122 taught by Professor Valariegrey during the Winter '08 term at Portland CC.

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