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The Value Of Solitude: The Ethics And Spirituality Of Aloneness In Autobiography Paperback – October 29, 2004


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press; First Edition edition (October 29, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813922895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813922898
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,729,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a powerful, comprehensive, and highly original book, impressive in terms of both its breadth of coverage and its depth of insight. It is a pleasure to read how vigorously the author speaks out for the moral and spiritual aspects of solitude in the age of a postmodern theory that allows little or no agency to a scattered and textually constituted subject. The Value of Solitude is a work of mature scholarship and probing critical reflection.

(Eugene Stelzig, State University of New York at Geneseo, author of The Romantic Subject in Autobiography)

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John D. Barbour, Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, is the author of Versions of Deconversion: Autobiography and the Loss of Faith.


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By David S. Arnold on June 28, 2014
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So many books on solitude and related topics are "fluffy"—this one's more searching and serious. Good index is also very helpful.

Would definitely like to have had it for my dissertation: "A portrait of the role and value of solitude for educational leaders, 2005."
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