‘The News: A User's Manual’ reaches Iranian readers
14 Jan 2020 - 15:21
IBNA- Alain de Botton’s guide book, ‘The News: A User's Manual’ which offers insightful views on its subject has been translated into Persian and is available to Iranian readers.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book which considers the religious-like domination of news on our daily life and probes our view on reality has been translated into Persian by Maryam Taqdisi and released by Qoqnous Publishing.
The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives.
In ‘The News: A User’s Manual’, which features black-and-white illustrations throughout de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories—including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal—and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age.
He raises such questions as Why are disaster stories often so uplifting? What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting? Why do we enjoy watching politicians being brought down? Why are upheavals in far-off lands often so boring?
In this book, de Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine.
‘The News: A User's Manual’ in Persian has been published in 254 pages and 1100 copies.