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Solitude : in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world

Author: Michael Harris; Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, Ulverscroft, 2017.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Solitude is a rapidly vanishing experience. Our society now embraces sharing like never before: time alone is being forced out of our lives by the constant pings of smartphones and prods of social media. But what if being alone still has something to offer us - something we have forgotten, but still desperately need? Michael Harris reflects on the paradoxical feeling of isolation that emerges from being constantly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Harris; Nicholas Carr
ISBN: 9781444835137 1444835130
OCLC Number: 1013969290
Description: [iii], 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The dark-born magic --
The uses of solitude --
All together now --
What is solitude for? --
Bolt from the blue --
The wandering mind --
Daydream destroyers --
Who do you think you are? --
Style --
You have to taste this --
Stranger in a strange land --
A walk in the wilds --
Knowing others --
Social stories --
Love letters --
The failing body --
The cabin in the woods.
Responsibility: Michael Harris ; foreword by Nicholas Carr.

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Solitude is a rapidly vanishing experience. Our society now embraces sharing like never before: time alone is being forced out of our lives by the constant pings of smartphones and prods of social media. But what if being alone still has something to offer us - something we have forgotten, but still desperately need? Michael Harris reflects on the paradoxical feeling of isolation that emerges from being constantly connected - and on how learning the beauty of solitude can help us escape it. After all, it is when we are alone that we realise the greatest truths about ourselves...

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