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A Life of One's Own.

Author: Marion Milner
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How often do we ask ourselves, 'What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?' In A Life of One's Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W.H. Auden found the book 'as exciting as a detective story' and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Milner, Marion.
A Life of One's Own.
London : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Milner
ISBN: 9781136727450 1136727450 9780203817193 0203817192
OCLC Number: 773564521
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: A Life of One's Own; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Prefatory Note to the 1952 edition; Introduction Rachel Bowlby; Preface; 1 First questions; 2 Keeping a diary; 3 Exploring the hinterland; 4 The coming and going of delight; 5 Searching for a purpose; 6 Searching for a rule; 7 Two ways of looking; 8 Discovering that thought can be blind; 9 Watching the antics of blind thinking; 10 The escape from blind thinking; 11 Fear of a dragon; 12 More outcasts of thought; 13 Relaxing; 14 Cart-horse or Pegasus?; 15 Discovery of the 'other'; 16 Retrospect; Epilogue; Afterword.

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How often do we ask ourselves, 'What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?' In A Life of One's Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W.H. Auden found the book 'as exciting as a detective story' and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy - ways which c.

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"Unlike Woolf [in her book A Room of One's Own], Milner doesn't just tell you it would be nice to have one (of your own), or that women deserve one (of their own); it shows you, step by step, and in Read more...

 
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