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Solitude: A Return to the Self (Paperback)

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    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 relationshi......more

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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.

Author:
Storr, Anthony
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
216
Language:
English
Publisher:
Free Pr
Publish Date:
09/27/2005
Copyright Year:
2005
ISBN:
9780743280747
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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