Solitude

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HarperCollins, 1989 - Adjustment (Psychology) - 216 pages
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At a time when psychological well-being is increasingly measured by the success of our relationships with others, Britain's premier psychiatrist offers this welcome reminder that true health and happiness is ultimately based upon an individual's ability to live in peace with oneself.

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Review: Solitude: A Return to the Self

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This is a great book that I came across in a bookstore. I was interested in it when I read the title and saw the cover art of a man in a boat enjoying his, well, solitude. I read a little of it and ... Read full review

Review: Solitude: A Return to the Self

User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

In the flood of books in all fields about social behaviour, a book extolling the virtues of solitude stands out. Storr critiques the premise of much psychotherapy (esp attachment theory) that we need ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Charles Anthony Storr, May 18, 1920 - March 17, 2001 Charles Anthony Storr was born on May 18, 1920 in London to a Reverend of Westminster Abbey and his wife. The two were first cousins, which may have lead to his poor health and depression. At the age of eight, he attended public school at Winchester and was very unhappy. He graduated from Winchester College and proceeded to Christ's Church in Cambridge where he met C. P. Snow who encouraged him to be moral and compassionate. Storr continued his medical studies at Westminster Hospital from 1941 to 1944, and then became a house physician at various hospitals. He is best known for his books on Freud and Jung. After completing his education, Storr practiced psychotherapy privately, but combined his private practice with hospitals as a consultant. In 1974, he retired from private practice to teach post graduate doctors at Oxford where he received dining rights at Wadham College and became a fellow at Green College. After his first attempt at writing proved fruitful, Storr continued his career as a writer, producing 11 books in the next 26 years. Storr's books were very popular in the U. S. and following his literary fame, he became a frequent book reviewer and commentator on British television. He wrote on different themes, but his favorites were gurus, as evidenced in his book, "Feet of Clay, solitude as a helpful tool in recovery, "Solitude: A Return to Self", and the theories of Freud and Jung. Storr died on March 17 in Oxford after having a heart attack during a speech at Wadham College. He was 80 years old.

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