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At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life

Author: Fenton Johnson
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A meditation on solitude as a font of creativity and spirituality. Known for his lyrical prose and clear insight, Fenton Johnson explores what it means to be not "single"-meaningless outside of coupledom-but "solitary," able to be alone, inclined to mine the treasures of inner life. Americans tend to celebrate "fortress marriage," turning an equal right into an omnivorous expectation, marginalizing solitaries as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Fenton Johnson; Fenton Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fenton Johnson
ISBN: 9780393608298 0393608298
OCLC Number: 1141734495
Description: xii, 236 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Fenton Johnson.

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A profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one's solitude.  Read more...

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