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Solitude A Return to the Self (Paperback)

Author:  Anthony Storr
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743280741
ISBN-13: 9780743280747
Sku: 31225661
Publish Date: 9/27/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  216
Age Range:  NA
 
A landmark study of the nature of solitude examines its crucial role in creativity, mourning, religious experience, and other aspects of human life; discussses enforced solitude; and argues that solitude can foster postive behavior. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. *Author: Storr, Anthony *Subtitle: A Return to the Self *Publication Date: 2005/09/27 *Number of Pages: 216 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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A landmark study of the nature of solitude examines its crucial role in creativity, mourning, religious experience, and other aspects of human life; discussses enforced solitude; and argues that solitude can foster postive behavior. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Originally published in 1988, Anthony Storr's enlightening meditation on the creative individual's need for solitude has become a classic.

Solitude was seminal in challenging the established belief that "interpersonal relationships of an intimate kind are the chief, if not the only, source of human happiness." Indeed, most self-help literature still places relationships at the center of human existence. Lucid and lyrical, Storr's book cites numerous examples of brilliant scholars and artists -- from Beethoven and Kant to Anne Sexton and Beatrix Potter -- to demonstrate that solitude ranks alongside relationships in its impact on an individual's well-being and productivity, as well as on society's progress and health. But solitary activity is essential not only for geniuses, says Storr; the average person, too, is enriched by spending time alone.

For fifteen years, readers have found inspiration and renewal in Storr's erudite, compassionate vision of human experience.

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