About this book
Happiness has become a requirement and a duty, almost a religion. Yet the burden of trying to achieve it causes a deep-rooted unhappiness. Bruckner explores this conundrum with wit, force and brilliance. Translated by Steven Rendall.
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? This book considers these questions.
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