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

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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)

About the Author

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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  • 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: 6.4 x 0.7 x 9 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)
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By M. McDonald on January 16, 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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