This study challenges the widely-held view that success in personal relationships is the only key to happiness. It argues that we pay far too little attention to some of the other great satisfactions of life - work and creativity. In a series of biographical sketches it demonstrates how many of the creative geniuses of our civilization have been solitary, by temperament or circumstance, and how the capacity to be alone is, even for those who are not creative, a sign of maturity.
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Review: Solitude: A Return to the SelfUser Review - Goodreads
The word I might attach to this book is 'quaint' ... Probably more profound in the 80s. Much of the book was about genius and creativity, which he wanted to relate to solitude. What was puzzling to me ... Read full review
Review: Solitude: A Return to the SelfUser Review - David - Goodreads
I think that the capacity to be alone and just sit still and think honestly for a while are hallmarks of real character, as Storr suggests, with loads of psychological support. It's only recently that ... Read full review