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Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom

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Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude
Title
Alone time
Title remainder
four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Rosenbloom
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colours, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others. Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travellers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savour, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenbloom, Stephanie
Dewey number
910.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenbloom, Stephanie
  • Rosenbloom, Stephanie
  • Rosenbloom, Stephanie
  • Rosenbloom, Stephanie
  • Rosenbloom, Stephanie
  • Travel writing
  • Travellers
  • Solitude
  • Paris (France)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-272)
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
000063025628
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780593076774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041148164
Label
Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-272)
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
000063025628
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780593076774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041148164

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