Value of Solitude The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography

ISBN-10: 0813922895
ISBN-13: 9780813922898
Edition: 2005
Authors: John D. Barbour
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

John D. Barbour is Professor of Religion and Boldt Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Humanities at St. Olaf College. He is the author of scholarly essays and four books, including Versions of Deconversion: Autobiography and the Loss of Faith (1994) and The Value of Solitude: The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography (2004).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Christian Solitude
Bounded Solitude in Augustine's Confessions
The Humanist Tradition: Petrarch, Montaigne, and Gibbon
Rousseau's Myth of Solitude in Reveries of the Solitary Walker
Thoreau at Walden: "Soliloquizing and Talking to All the Universe at the Same Time"
Twentieth-Century Varieties of Solitary Experience
Thomas Merton and Solitude: "The Door to Solitude Opens Only from the Inside"
Solitude, Writing, and Fathers in Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude
Conclusion: The Value of Solitude
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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