The Value of Solitude: The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography

University of Virginia Press (2004)
Christian solitude -- Bounded solitude in Augustine's Confessions -- The humanist tradition : Petrarch, Montaigne, and Gibbon -- Rousseau's myth of solitude in reveries of the solitary walker -- Thoreau at Walden : soliloquizing and talking to all the universe at the same time -- Twentieth-century varieties of solitary experience -- Thomas Merton and solitude : the door to solitude opens only from the inside -- Solitude, writing, and fathers in Paul Auster's The invention of solitude -- Conclusion: The value of solitude.
Keywords Solitude  Solitude Religious aspects  Autobiography Religious aspects
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Call number BJ1499.S65.B37 2004
ISBN(s) 0813922887   0813922895   9780813922898
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