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Migrations To Solitude : Vintage - Sue Halpern

Migrations To Solitude

Vintage

Paperback

Published: 2nd February 1993
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Why do we often long for solitude but dread loneliness? What happens when the walls we build around ourselves are suddenly removed—or made impenetrable? If privacy is something we can count as a basic right, why are our laws, technology, and lifestyles increasingly chipping it away?

These are somong the themes that Sue Halpern eloquently explores in these profoundly original essays. In pursuit of the riddle of solitude, Halpern talks to Trappist monks and secular hermits, corresponds with a prisoner in solitary confinement, and visits and AIDS hospice and a shelter for the homeless places where privacy is the first—and perhaps the most essential—thing to go. This is a book that lends weight to the ideas that have become dangerously abstract in a society of data bases and car faxes, a guide not only ot the routes to solitude but to the selves we discover only when we arrive there.

ISBN: 9780679742418
ISBN-10: 0679742417
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 2nd February 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1