- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (May 6, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345358473
- ISBN-13: 978-0345358479
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,994,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Solitude: A Return to the Self Paperback – May 6, 1989
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Taking Goya, Kafka, Trollope, Kant and others as examples, the author links the capacity to be alone with self-discovery and becoming aware of one's deepest needs and feelings. "Storr's celebration of creative solitude is a counterbalance to the chorus of self-help books extolling interpersonal relationships," wrote PW .
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e and highly articulate meditation on solitude, Anthony Storr explores the connection between solitude and the creative personality. From the great to the obscure, Storr examines the uses that all kinds of 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.
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Until I read this book, some of my own friends considered me an oddity because I was not married, dating often or living with someone. So after I read this book, I was very much re-assured that Solitude is really a healthy thing and this book gives the reasons why.
Some people are happier with a mate and are very social butterflies and others are more of a recluse and a solitude type of person and this is to be applauded just as much as the person who is married, dating, or a social butterfly.
This book has shown me that one must follow one’s own path and if that path is to be a Solitude type of person, then this is OK and perfectly normal!
By the way, I purchased this in paperback form on Amazon and it holds a special place on my Bookcase.