In an inspirational study, the author of Greek as a Treat traces the history of hermits, from the Greek Cynics, to the Desert Fathers, to more modern seekers of solitude, including Thoreau, Thomas Merton, and American poet Robert Lax. 15,000 first printing."
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Praise for Hermits:
"France shows himself to possess the discernment which was a prized virtue among the Desert Fathers, a sort of watchful irony... Clearly and engagingly written with a wealth of anecdote." --Barry Unsworth, author of Morality Play
"Sparkling... One cannot escape the impression that the hermit sages possess skills of discernment unrivaled by anything psychotherapy has to offer." --The New York Times Book Review
"An engaging selective resume of the sayings and teachings of hermits down the ages... I wish Peter France had written his book before mine was published. I should certainly have drawn on his observations and his quotations from the great hermits which are as relevant to the human condition today as when they were first uttered." Anthony Storr, author of Solitude: A Return to the SelfAbout the Author:
Peter France is the author of The Rape of Egypt and Greek as a Treat. He lives in Denton, England, but spends a great deal of time in near solitude on the Greek island Patmos.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803121554691.0
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0312155468
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