ISBN 9781471138867,The Art of Stillness : Adventures in Going Nowhere

The Art of Stillness : Adventures in Going Nowhere

Author:

Pico Iyer

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

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ISBN 9781471138867
Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781471138867

ISBN-10 1471138860
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 120 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Reference Work

A follow up to Pico Iyer's essay "The Joy of Quiet", "The Art of Stillness" considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything - like the inter-national heartthrob and Rock'n Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can nowhere offer that no anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what - from Marcel Proust to Blaise Pascal to Phillipe Starck - they've gained there.
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