Solitude: A Return to the Self

By: Storr, Anthony

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Fourth printing. Jacket spine base and corners lightly bumped. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. xv, 216 pp. In the supreme importance that we place on intimate relationships, have we overlooked the deep, sustaining power of solitude in human life? Anthony Storr feels that we have, and his Solitude: A Return to the Self is a provocative, highly articulate mediation on solitude, creativity, and the sources of man's inner happiness and psychic wholeness. In exploring the connection between solitude and the creative personality, Storr offers fascinating and original portraits of such geniuses as Beethoven, Henry James, Goya, Wittgenstein, Kipling, and Beatrix Potter, all of whom were alone - either by choice, by circumstance, or by enforcement - at crucial periods in their lives. But it is not only the great who benefit from solitude. Storr examines the uses that ordinary people make of solitude in times of bereavement and depression, in escaping from the pressures of daily life, in communing with a higher power through prayer, and in finding and expressing their deepest selves. Beautifully and insightfully written, illuminated with superb quotations drawn from world literature, and carefully documented with references to the works of the most important psychologists, Solitude is a book that speaks to a profound and heretofore profoundly neglected human need: the need to be alone.

Title: Solitude: A Return to the Self

Author: Storr, Anthony

Categories: Self Help, Psychology,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: The Free Press: 1988

ISBN Number: 0029316200

ISBN Number 13: 9780029316207

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2269942