Solitude: A Return to the Self

Solitude: A Return to the Self by Anthony Storr 0743280741 9780743280747
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Originally published in 1988, Anthony Storrs enlightening meditation on the creative individuals need for solitude has become a classic. Solitudewas 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, Storrs 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 individuals well-being and productivity, as well as on societys 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 Storrs erudite, compassionate vision of human experience.

Author: Anthony Storr

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 240

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 2005-10-03

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