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 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.


    ISBN 9780743280747
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
    Format Paperback
    Pages 216
    Publisher Date 2005-09-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Free Pr
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Return to the Self
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Storr, Anthony
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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