The Insights of Solitude

Book - 1996
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The notion of the hermit is a tantalizing one. Ours is an age which seems to be obsessed with relationships: solitude is equated with loneliness and sterility. Freud developed the notion that sexuality naturally demands fulfilment, and frustration leads to deviant behaviour. We now believe that we are born to be social, to interact with others, and to attach ourselves. Hermits stand as a model of another kind of existence, one in which solitude is exalted and leads not to sterility but deeper insight and wisdom.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 1996.
ISBN: 9780701162962
Branch Call Number: 271 FRA
Characteristics: xvi, 240 p.


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