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Solitude Anthony Storr

Solitude

Anthony Storr

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ISBN : 9780006543497
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216 pages
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Originally published in 1988, Anthony Storrs enlightening meditation on the creative individuals need for solitude has become a classic.Solitude was seminal in challenging the established belief that interpersonal relationships of an intimate kindMoreOriginally published in 1988, Anthony Storrs enlightening meditation on the creative individuals 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, 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.