By Philip Koch
"Koch makes use of the paintings of philosophers, historians, and writers, in addition to texts comparable to the Bible, to teach what solitude is and is not, and what being by myself can do to and for the person. fascinating for its literary scope and its conclusions approximately all of the sturdy precise solitude can deliver us."
"Reading this booklet is like dipping into many minds, fierce and delicate. the writer unearths his lengthy examine of significant philosophers, and translates their ideas in the course of the lens of his personal adventure with solitude. He strains our early brushes with solitude and the phobia it could possibly engender, then the yearning for solitude that incorporates complete, grownup lives."