A new translation by Sergio E. Serrano of this inspirational book containing sound advice on the art of living by the French historian, biographer, and philosopher, André Maurois (1885 - 1967), who was one of the most celebrated and prolific French writers of the 20th century.
- Timeless wisdom and advice on the art of living for today’s young and old:
The art of thinking;
the art of loving;
the art of working:
the art of leadership;
the art of growing old.
- Maurois speaks to the soul of the reader. The principles he conveys remain as valid and as useful in the 21st century as they were in the 20th.
- According to Maurois, our lives are works of art, expressions of inner beauty, conceived and created by our inner selves, tested by the circumstances and experiences of life, perfected and modified by the learning and growth resulting from these experiences.
Maurois accurately predicted:
- the ultimate failure of all social revolutions;
- the necessity of slow change in human customs and attitudes as a key to lasting changes;
- the technological development and implementation of robots in large assembly lines;
- the constant distraction with technology and its harmful effects to the mind, the emotions, and relationships;
- the characteristics of a reasonable and effective government;
- the inner virtues to cultivate in order to successfully overcome the adversities of life;
- the qualities to seek in order to maintain stable, loving, relationships;
- the attributes to encourage as an effective manager;
- the essentials by which to plan a long and enjoyable retirement;
- the principles behind an effective educational system.
An Art of Living remained out of print for several decades. This new translation resurrects this little treasure of a book for the English readers of today; it remains faithful to the original French edition and to the style of the author.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Sergio E. Serrano received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He is a full professor of engineering science and applied mathematics at a Research I university in the U. S. For the past thirty years, he has taught in several universities in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Spain, and China. He has over one hundred research publications in international science, engineering, and mathematics journals. He is also the author of nine books in environmental engineering, statistics, philosophy, and psychology. Dr. Serrano has been awarded four times with nationally-competitive research grants by the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Table of Contents
I THE ART OF THINKING 1. THE WORLD AND THE WORLD OF THINKING 2. THINKING WITH THE BODY 3. THINKING WITH WORDS 4. LOGIC AND REASONING 5. THE CARTESIAN METHOD 6. THE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD 7. THE SHORTCOMINGS OF EXPERIENCE 8. THOUGHT AND ACTION II THE ART OF LOVING 1. CHOOSING A PARTNER 2. THE BIRTH OF LOVE 3. ATTRACTING LOVE 4. COURTSHIP 5. AVOIDING MONOTONY 6. THE SANCTIFICATION OF DESIRE III THE ART OF WORKING 1. RECIPES OF WORK 2. ADMINISTRATORS, LIEUTENANTS, ASSISTANTS 3. MANUAL WORK AND INTELLECTUAL WORK - THE HOUSEWIFE 4. THE WORK OF THE STUDENT 5. THE ART OF READING 6. THE WORK OF THE ARTIST 7. THE ART OF RESTING 8. CONCLUSION IV THE ART OF LEADERSHIP 1. HOW TO ELECT THE CHIEF 2. THE QUALITIES OF A LEADER 3. THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE LEADER 4. THE ART OF COMMAND 5. THE ART OF GOVERNING 6. THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE LEADER V THE ART OF GROWING OLD 1. THE SHADOW LINE 2. THE NATURAL STATE OF OLD AGE 3. THE MALADIES OF OLD AGE 4. IS IT POSSIBLE NOT TO AGE? 5. IS IT POSSIBLE TO AGE WELL? 6. TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO AGE WELL 7. THE ART OF DYING 8. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE YOUTH