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Can great books help us become happier and better people? Over the past 15 years, the writer Alain de Botton has sought to show how Proust, Montaigne and Seneca, among others, can change your life. He has been widely mocked for his efforts, but in the lead books essay in the new issue of Prospect, the novelist John Banville defends de Botton’s project. Reviewing a new series of books—Life Lessons from great thinkers:…

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