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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Storr’s reputation as a writer and broadcaster began with publication of his first book, The Integrity Of The Personality, in Space is needed in your life to shorr the amazing elements that we toss aside when we are too busy. It becomes dreadfully blabbering and boring before you reach the end.

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If you enjoy reading ” Finding Flow ” and other books by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi — you’ll enjoy this book. Composers and novelists as examples. He served as a member of the Parole Board and the Williams Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorshipand his need to penetrate the mysteries of deviant or violent behaviour was apparent in antony books on Sex ual DeviationHuman Aggression and Human Destructiveness The Hunger of Imagination.

I agree that “interests” gets short shrift – when, in fact, that’s what advances the world.

Anthony Storr

Originally published inAnthony Storr’s bestselling meditation on the creative individual’s need for solitude has become a classic. This is refreshing as the decades since the release of this book have brought ever-greater rejection of religiosity among many psychologists and social scientists. As a very solitary person — for example, I once went eight months without having any kind of conversation with anyone whether online or in person which is extreme not really recommended – naturally, this book interested me.


From an early age, he attended performances ajthony Westminster Abbey of such works as Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and anhony later allowed to sit in the organ loft, an enormous thrill. The Significance of Human Relationships. The crucial thing was that he liked me, and thought I could do it. Genuine abandonment of the conventional, traditional.

Dec 12, Karen rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Anyway as it turned out, strangely enough, the book seemed to be more of a psychological discussion of creativity.

Modern psychology idealizes human relationships to the point of misleading people. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 he gave to younger psychiatrists, psychotherapists and writers, as well as to the patients who came to consult him from all walks of life.

Contents The Capacity to be Alone. This piece of work is dense. A tired, restless body drives out the Spirit.

Although he did a Jungian training, Storr declined to be labelled a Jungian, preferring to remain “an eclectic sceptic rather than a convert”. It also repeats lots of the author’s opinion about Freud,which he expresses in his book about Freud. This usually ends up in mental prisons, dragging each other down to the depths of neurosis before the development of the internal ever had a chance to begin.


Not only is Storr impeccably credentialed for his subject as a practicing psychiatrist and Oxford scholar, but his book is engagingly written, informative, and packed with examples of writers, composers, and philosophers who illustrate Storr’s points about the connection dtorr solitude and creativity.

Hi Sarah, are you reading atorr book “Solitude” in English?

Might pick it up again one day, though. After a couple of readings, I had his primary thesis and insights down. It is pretty subtle, it doesn’t overtly package its message within a lot of bells and whistles like most commercial books today do.

Podemos estabelecer como regra que a pessoa feliz nunca fantasia, somente a insatisfeita o faz. Our quality of and ability to deal with social relationships are still the barometers by which most of us are judged as being either “well-adjusted” or not.

Solitude: A Return to the Self

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