Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World

Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World

by Michael Harris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250088604
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 500,026
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Harris is the author of The End of Absence, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and was longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, the Chautauqua Prize, and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction. He writes about media, civil liberties, and the arts for dozens of publications, including The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, and The Globe and Mail. He lives in Vancouver.

Table of Contents

Foreword Nicholas Carr xi

The Dark-Born Magic 1

Part I The Uses of Solitude

1 All Together Now 11

2 What Is Solitude For? 30

Part II Bolt from the Blue

3 The "Wandering Mind 45

4 Daydream Destroyers 62

Part III Who Do You Think You Are?

5 Style 79

6 You Have to Taste This 97

7 Stranger in a Strange Land 111

8 A Walk in the Wilds 132

Part IV Knowing Others

9 Social Stories 155

10 Love Letters 179

11 The Failing Body 196

12 The Cabin in the Woods 215

Notes 230

Thanks 244

Index 247

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