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The Resource At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life, Fenton Johnson

At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life, Fenton Johnson

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At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life
Title
At the center of all beauty
Title remainder
solitude and the creative life
Statement of responsibility
Fenton Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A meditation on solitude as a font of creativity and spirituality. Known for his lyrical prose and clear insight, Fenton Johnson explores what it means to be not "single"-meaningless outside of coupledom-but "solitary," able to be alone, inclined to mine the treasures of inner life. Americans tend to celebrate "fortress marriage," turning an equal right into an omnivorous expectation, marginalizing solitaries as odd, even potentially threatening. Johnson taps into an older tradition embodied by Trappist monks near the Kentucky home where he grew up, and by artists and writers including Paul C©3℗♭zanne, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Rod McKuen, Nina Simone, and Bill Cunningham. Johnson includes his parents, who in workshop or garden found places to be alone; married people, too, can be solitaries in spirit. A hybrid of memoir, inspiration, social criticism, and celebration of the lives of great solitary artists, At the Center of All Beauty will resonate with anyone needing a break from the clamor of "society.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Fenton
Dewey number
155.9/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.S64
LC item number
J64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solitude
  • Personality and creative ability
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Johnson, Fenton
  • Gay men
Label
At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life, Fenton Johnson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141734495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780393608298
Lccn
2019044449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1158517
  • (OCoLC)1141734495
Label
At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life, Fenton Johnson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141734495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780393608298
Lccn
2019044449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1158517
  • (OCoLC)1141734495

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