Fifty days of solitude: a memoir

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A New York Times Notable Book Faced with a rare opportunity to experiment with solitude, Doris Grumbach decided to live in her coastal Maine home without speaking to anyone for fifty days. The result is a beautiful meditation about what it means to write, to be alone, and to come to terms with mortality.
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display_description A New York Times Notable Book: To truly understand herself, Doris Grumbach embraces solitude. With a busy career as a novelist, essayist, reviewer, and bookstore owner, Doris Grumbach has little opportunity to be alone. However, after seventy-five years on the planet, she finally has her chance: Her partner has departed for an extended book-buying trip, and Grumbach has been given fifty days to relax, think, and write about her experience. In this graceful memoir, Grumbach delicately balances the beauty of turning one's back on everything with the hardship of complete aloneness. Even as she attends church and collects her mail, she moves like a shadow, speaking to no one. Left only to her books and music in the midst of a Maine winter, she must look within herself for solace. The result of this reflection is a powerful meditation on the meaning of aging, writing, and one's own company - and reaffirmation of the power of friends and companionship.
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subject_facet Biographies, Electronic books, Grumbach, Doris -- Homes and haunts -- Maine, Maine -- Intellectual life -- 20th century, Maine -- Social life and customs, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Solitude, Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
title_display Fifty days of solitude
title_full Fifty days of solitude / Doris Grumbach, Fifty days of solitude : a memoir [electronic resource] / Doris Grumbach
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