Jul 12, ”Man,” as Anthony Storr observes in his new book, ”Solitude,” ”was not born for love alone,” and solitude sometimes has a great deal to be said. Solitude by Anthony Storr – Originally published in , Anthony Storr’s bestselling meditation on the creative individual’s need for solitude has become a . A review of Anthony Storr’s Solitude: a Return to the Self.

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Originalidade implica coragem suficiente para transceder as normas geralmente aceitas.

Apr 14, Yvonne rated it it solittude amazing Shelves: Sep 05, Sean Helvey rated it liked it. This is an essential book for the psychology of solitude. When you think you have it together, it will appear again and again depending on how much you have to resurrect, depending on how much you have lived, how much you have conquered, how much you have loved.

Composers and novelists as examples. Complete waste of time. See 2 questions about Solitude…. Many of the people listed in his book lived lives of solitude storrr the world being better off because of it.

Solitude: A Return to the Self

Thus he says, “The capacity to form attachments on equal terms is considered evidence of emotional maturity. The desire and pursuit of the whole must comprehend both aspects of human nature. While corporate culture values ideation, collaboration and consensus for decision-making — where is the space for integration and problem-solving on an individual level? He does This was such an excellent find But solitary activity is essential not only for geniuses, says Storr; the average person, too, is enriched by spending time alone.


Anthony Storr

Separation, Isolation, and the Growth of Imagination. Simon and SchusterOct 3, – Psychology – pages. He was very happy in Oxford, enjoying dining rights at Wadham College and becoming a fellow of Green College, where he built his library from scratch.

Extremely slow to make friends, and showing little proficiency for games, he was bullied, and made only average academic progress. Having been deprived of a childhood peer group in which to learn the skills of comradeship, he was ill-prepared for syorr rigours of boarding-school life. He moves from one technique, lets it work on you a little, then moves to another technique, lets that one work on you.

Solitude: A Return to the Self – Anthony Storr – Google Books

Lots of great material to dig into here — it feels like this is just another spot on the tip of the iceberg of a subject that fascinates me: Second – this book does a really great job of talking about the need for solitude as a balance to the need for human relationships and interactions using the experiences of highly accomplished historical figures including Beatrix Potter, Stprr, Dostoevsky, Newton and many others.

Storr’s reputation as a writer and broadcaster began with publication of his first book, The Integrity Of The Personality, in While clearing snthony mind can be crucial for making a space there for God as so many ancient ascetics have realized it anyhony not God alone whom one might find there. Selected pages Title Page.


To achieve wholeness one has to have a good center and centering means one has to go into solihude, pursue your quest alone and detach your consciousness from the world.

Lists with This Book. Sep 07, Emma rated it it was amazing Shelves: The generosity of spirit, so apparent in his writing, was no less evident in his personality, and was freely expressed in the warm support and encouragement antbony gave to younger psychiatrists, psychotherapists and writers, as storrr as to the patients who came to consult him from all walks of life. It’s not a state that be reached and parked on. Rather, it is the author’s personal rebuttal to most of Freud’s philosophy which I could care less about.

The Hunger of Imagination. Return to Book Page.

Storr, Anthony: Solitude – Book Reviews – House of Solitude – Hermitary

After that, I enjoyed re-reading the stories of how so many writers, composers, and scientists used solitude as an opportunity to create their greatest works.

It’s description touted it as “a profoundly original exploration of solitude and its role in the lives of creative, fulfilled individuals”.

This I consider an advantage.

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