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Perpetual Euphoria

On the Duty to Be Happy

Pascal Bruckner Steven Rendall

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Princeton University Pres
31 March 2020
Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy
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
By:   Pascal Bruckner
Translated by:   Steven Rendall
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691204031
ISBN 10:   0691204039
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   31 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Pascal Bruckner is the award-winning author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel Bitter Moon, which was made into a film by Roman Polanski. Bruckner's nonfiction books include The Tyranny of Guilt (Princeton), The Temptation of Innocence, and The Tears of the White Man (Free Press).

Reviews for Perpetual Euphoria: On the Duty to Be Happy

Finalist for the 25th Annual Translation Prize (Nonfiction), French-American Foundation & Florence Gould Foundation


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