The incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold Mountain), Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih--rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen--by a premier translator.
"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW
The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.
Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is
The Japanese philosopher and aesthete's definitive, hugely influential exposition of his philosophy of folkcrafts, setting out the hallmarks of Japanese design as we know it today: anonymity, quality, simplicity and honesty—and, of course, wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection
A Penguin Classic
What is silence?
Where can it be found?
Why is it now more important than ever?
$11.99ISBN: 9780156904582Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Mariner Books - April 27th, 1992Hantá rescues books from the jaws of his compacting press and carries them home. Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera calls “our very best writer today,” celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word. Translated by Michael Henry Heim.
In a time of social distancing and isolation, a meditation on the beauty of solitude from renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor
When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught.$7.99ISBN: 9780142401118Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004
Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.$15.99ISBN: 9780061859373Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Ecco - February 28th, 2012
“Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau—and I loved it.”
—J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar$16.95ISBN: 9780156010863Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Mariner Books - October 4th, 1999
One of the most famous books ever written about a man’s search for faith and peace.
The Seven Storey Mountain tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man, who at the age of twenty-six, takes vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks.$18.00ISBN: 9780143120100Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011
Profound reflections on family and the natural world-from the legendary Native American author.
With the publication of Ceremony in 1978, Leslie Marmon Silko established herself as a storyteller of unique power and brilliance.$17.00ISBN: 9780374537432Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018
FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017$17.00ISBN: 9780399562327Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019
A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of traveling solo
In our hectic, hyperconnected lives, many people are uncomfortable with the prospect of solitude. Yet a little time to ourselves can be an opportunity to slow down, savor, and try new things, especially when traveling.$15.95ISBN: 9780679762874Published: Vintage - May 30th, 1995
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Robyn Davidson's opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back."$17.00ISBN: 9781501152290Published: Scribner - June 4th, 2019
In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, Karen Auvinen, an award-winning poet, ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions with “candor [and] admirable courage” (Christian Science Monitor).
Determined to live an independent life on her own terms, Karen Auvinen$16.00ISBN: 9780316353298Published: Back Bay Books - October 19th, 1999
Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.$15.95ISBN: 9781947793200Published: Tin House Books - January 1st, 2019$22.00ISBN: 9781786897350Published: Canongate Books - October 1st, 2019
Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.$20.00ISBN: 9780226599373Published: University of Chicago Press - September 28th, 2018“Walden. Yesterday I came here to live.” That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon.$26.95ISBN: 9780393608298Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 10th, 2020
A profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one’s solitude.$16.95ISBN: 9781619029101Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 14th, 2017
The Penny Poet of Portsmouth is a memoir of the author's friendship with Robert Dunn, a brilliant poet who spent most of his life off the grid in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.$16.95ISBN: 9781582436135Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 17th, 2010
In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing as one of six children and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living alone in the country and, to her surprise, falling in love with silence.$17.00ISBN: 9780743280747Published: Free Press - October 3rd, 2005
Originally published in 1988, Anthony Storr's bestselling meditation on the creative individual's need for solitude has become a classic.
A pre-eminent work in self-help and popular psychology literature, Solitude was seminal in challenging the psychological paradigm that “interpersonal relationships of an intimate kind are the chief, if not the only, source of human happiness.