Migrations to solitude

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Pantheon Books, 1992 - Nature - 213 pages
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An astonishing exploration of the experience of privacy: of lives etched by privacy's absence--a homeless person, patients in an intensive-care unit; of lives fulfilled by its presence--a monk, two hermits; of lives where privacy is a deprivation--a prisoner in solitary confinement, parents whose only daughter dies; and of lives where it is an invitation to invasion.

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User Review  - Eve - Goodreads

Almost done ... I started this with a very different conception of what the books was about and find that its not being what I anticipate makes me a bit disappointed. The essays are interesting for ... Read full review

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This book consists of an incredibly beautiful (and touching) set of essays on the topics of privacy and solitude. Halpern looks at what we do to set us apart from the rest of society--or what we do to ... Read full review

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SUE HALPERN received her doctorate from Oxford University in 1985 and first began teaching at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the author of "Four Wings and a Prayer, Migrations to Solitude," and two books of fiction. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker," the "New York Times, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler," and "The New York Review of Books," among other publications. She lives in Ripton, Vermont, with her husband, writer Bill McKibben, and their daughter, Sophie, and is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College.

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