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001    on1141734495 
003    OCoLC 
005    20200302114359.0 
008    200224s2020    nyu           000 0deng   
010      2019044449 
020    9780393608298|q(hardcover) 
020    0393608298|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1141734495 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cFMG|dFMG|dOCLCO 
043    n-us--- 
049    MCPL 
050 00 BF637.S64|bJ64 2020 
082 00 155.9/2|223 
100 1  Johnson, Fenton,|eauthor. 
245 10 At the center of all beauty :|bsolitude and the creative 
       life /|cFenton Johnson. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bW.W. Norton & Company,|c[2020] 
300    xii, 236 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "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.""--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Johnson, Fenton. 
650  0 Solitude. 
650  0 Personality and creative ability. 
650  0 Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) 
650  0 Gay men|zUnited States|vBiography. 
994    C0|bMCP 
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