On Love and Loneliness Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

On Love and Loneliness

  • Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062310330

On Love and Loneliness Excerpt :

In 1950 Krishnamurti said: "It is only when the mind is not escaping in any form that it is possible to be in direct communion with that thing we call lonliness, the alone, and to have communion with that thing, there must be affection, there must be love." On Love and Lonliness is a compelling investigation of our intimate relationships with ourselves, others, and society. Krishnamurti suggests that "true relationship" can come into being only when there is self-knowledge of the conditions which divide and islolate individuals and groups. Only by renouncing the self can we understand the problem of lonliness, and truly love.

Love and Loneliness at Work Book

Love and Loneliness at Work

  • Author : Birgitte Bonnerup
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-29
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429851087

Love and Loneliness at Work Excerpt :

Love and loneliness, in both their presence and absence, are key aspects of our lives – including our working lives. Love and Loneliness at Work offers an accessible and practical starting point for understanding the connections between emotions, individual working life and organizations, focusing on love and loneliness. The book begins with an engaging chapter-length case study that illuminates the themes discussed. Taking a psychodynamic perpective, Bonnerup and Hasselager examine love and how it influences our feelings about tasks, organizations and participation, as well as uniquely exploring pairs in working life. The book explores loneliness as an inner state of mind, as an aspect of the professional role and as a group dynamic experience, and assesses the psychological burden of feeling lonely in an organization. Bonnerup and Hasselager also provide an overview of key theoretical concepts, including the unconscious, anxiety, libido, projective processes, and the concepts of inner and outer self, providing the tools required to examine, understand and work with the emotional strength and vulnerability of an organization. This book provides unique insights into how understanding these feelings can help leaders, decision makers and employees contribute to healthier and happier workplaces. It will be an essential guide for coaches in practice and in training, as well as leaders and managers, human resources (HR) and learning and development (L&D) professionals and consultants within organizations seeking to expand their understanding of organizational dynamics. With its strong theoretical base, it will also be of interest to academics and students of coaching, coaching psychology, psychodynamic consulting, organizational psychology, leadership and management and organizational change, and to anyone seeking an insight into the emotional dynamics of working life.

Loneliness Book


  • Author : Clark E. Moustakas
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787201606

Loneliness Excerpt :

LONELINESS...is an intrinsic condition of human existence. This study of existential loneliness reveals that—beyond the first pangs of desolation, out of the terror of despair—human beings have found a key to deeper insight and keen perception of the world in which they live. This absorbing book provides an impetus toward renewed awareness of self, challenging and encouraging the reader to make a penetrating investigation of his own solitude.

Love in a Time of Loneliness Book

Love in a Time of Loneliness

  • Author : Paul Verhaeghe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429915925

Love in a Time of Loneliness Excerpt :

The first essay, "The Impossible Couple", is both a humorous and razor-sharp analysis of the contemporary relationship between man and woman. In the second essay, "Fleeing Fathers", the author demonstrates that today the Freudian Oedipus complex has disappeared, with a resulting shattering of classic gender roles. Post-modern morals are strange compared to previous morality, because they convey an obligation to enjoy. Things become even stranger when one finds that the expected enjoyment fails to come and, instead of that, we are faced with boredom, anxiety, and anger. The author reconsiders the opposition between Eros and Thanatos as an opposition between two forms of sexual pleasure. The fact that this opposition is ever present in heterosexual love demonstrates that gender differentiation goes beyond temporal cultural forms. Accessibly written and provocatively argued, Love in a Time of Loneliness is a polemic whose very informality belies its serious intent. In these three fascinating essays, The author leaves the ordinary paths of thinking and sets out to discover what drives us in sex and love.

Loneliness  Love and All That s Between Book

Loneliness Love and All That s Between

  • Author : Ami Rokach
  • Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 1629481106

Loneliness Love and All That s Between Excerpt :

Loneliness, as old as time itself, is not easy to define. It's a bit like love - you know when you feel it, but cannot specifically define it. However, no one who ever walked on the face of this earth has gone through life without experiencing the pain of being lonely, alienated, and feeling unconnected to others, unloved, or even rejected. Although we, in the 21st century, pride ourselves as inventors [the Internet, computers, reaching the moon, and biomedical advances] we did not invent this one - loneliness was here way before any of us, and consequently we can find it mentioned in the Bible, literature, art, and philosophy. And, as things appear now - it is here to stay. In addition to addressing loneliness, its causes, and how it affects our health, well-being, and quality of life, we also discuss what loneliness anxiety is, and the difference between loneliness and depression, for those two may go together, but are actually different. While loneliness is inescapable, it does not mean that when we experience or feel it 'coming' that we just wait and embrace the pain until 'it' decides to leave us. People have developed various ways of coping with loneliness; learning to either avoid or better cope with it. This book lists a variety of successful methods to reduce the pain of loneliness, and in some ways, to reduce the probability of it happening.

The Opposite of Loneliness Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

The Opposite of Loneliness

  • Author : Marina Keegan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476753621

The Opposite of Loneliness Excerpt :

The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on NewYorker.com. Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

Life  Love and Loneliness Book

Life Love and Loneliness

  • Author : Crystal Lacey Winslow
  • Publisher : Melodrama Pub
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 1934157414

Life Love and Loneliness Excerpt :

Having manipulated friends, lovers, and family to get what she wants, Lyric Devaney, an aspiring African-American actress, is set to clinch a six-figure movie role when greed, scandal, and tragedy catch up with her.

Seek You Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Seek You

  • Author : Kristen Radtke
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524748050

Seek You Excerpt :

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns. In Seek You, Kristen Radtke's wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves, Radtke digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains. Through the lenses of gender and violence, technology and art, Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing, and shares what feels impossible to share. Ranging from the invention of the laugh-track to the rise of Instagram, the bootstrap-pulling cowboy to the brutal experiments of Harry Harlow, Radtke investigates why we engage with each other, and what we risk when we turn away. With her distinctive, emotionally-charged drawings and deeply empathetic prose, Kristen Radtke masterfully shines a light on some of our most vulnerable and sublime moments, and asks how we might keep the spaces between us from splitting entirely.

The Lonely City Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Lonely City

  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250039590

The Lonely City Excerpt :

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism #1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, from Henry Darger’s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS activism, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

About the Art of Being Alone Book

About the Art of Being Alone

  • Author : Janett Menzel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 1548945285

About the Art of Being Alone Excerpt :

Do you constantly need people to be around you to feel fulfilled and satisfied? Do you feel empty when you have no one who is with you? Do you look for partners and lovers to feel loved, wanted and "enough" although they later turn out to be the wrong choice? Are you constantly waiting for partners who don't love you as much as you love them, hoping that they will be ready for a committed relationship one day? Then you might attract them unconsciously because deep down you are afraid of being alone. This book is dedicated to all those who want to understand their fear of being alone and their loneliness and transform it into self-love. The author Janett Menzel takes the reader along on a journey of discovery: what type you are, where the fear and depressive emotions come from, what they want to say to you and how you can overcome them with self-recognition. However, instead of fighting it, she suggests examining it carefully, understanding the emptiness and lesson, and, finally, transforming it. With over 70 strategies and reinventions of your own character and life, the author helps the readers to expose and decouple old belief systems, recognize dependencies, and resolve blockades.

Longing  Intimacy and Loneliness Book

Longing Intimacy and Loneliness

  • Author : Ami Rokach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134929344

Longing Intimacy and Loneliness Excerpt :

This book examines the very basic human need to belong. It looks at the intimacy that is a cornerstone of such belonging and closeness, romantic relationships, which signify belonging in the Western world, and loneliness and love, which are inextricably linked to the subject. The book examines these constructs and considers other issues such as the basic human need to belong; the different love styles and how are they expressed; empathy, social support and humour and their influence on looseness and romantic elations; loneliness and marital adjustment; the influence of culture on relationships and the loneliness felt by the partner. This book is based on papers that were originally published in the Journal of Psychology.

Love Book


  • Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Love
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN 10 : 0900506075

Love Excerpt :

A Philosophy of Loneliness Book

A Philosophy of Loneliness

  • Author : Lars Svendsen
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780237930

A Philosophy of Loneliness Excerpt :

For many of us it is the ultimate fear: to die alone. Loneliness is a difficult subject to address because it has such negative connotations in our intensely social world. But the truth is that wherever there are people, there is loneliness. You can be lonely sitting in the quiet of your home, in the still of an afternoon park, or even when surrounded by throngs of people on a busy street. One need only turn on the radio to hear a crooner telling us just how lonesome we can be. In this groundbreaking book, philosopher Lars Svendsen confronts loneliness head on, investigating both the negative and positive sides of this most human of emotions. Drawing on the latest research in philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, A Philosophy of Loneliness explores the different kinds of loneliness and examines the psychological and social characteristics that dispose people to them. Svendsen looks at the importance of friendship and love, and he examines how loneliness can impact our quality of life and affect our physical and mental health. In a provocative move, he also argues that the main problem in our modern society is not that we have too much loneliness but rather too little solitude, and he looks to those moments when our loneliness can actually tell us profound things about ourselves and our place in the world. The result is a fascinating book about a complex and deeply meaningful part of our very being.

Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine

  • Author : Klara Hveberg
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063038356

Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine Excerpt :

LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE * A NEW YORK TIMES GLOBETROTTING PICK A remarkable and heartbreaking debut novel with the lyrical beauty and emotional resonance of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept and the thematic complexity of Asymmetry, that combines fractal mathematics and classical music to explore the infinitely complex patterns of love and the thin border between great passion and great loneliness. Rakel has always been more comfortable with numbers than with people. A gifted woman with a rare talent for math, she has never mastered the art of making friends. At nineteen, she moves to Oslo to attend university. There she meets Jakob, a brilliant older teacher who becomes fascinated by Rakel’s quick mind. Jakob is struck by the similarities between Rakel and Sofja Kovalevskaja, the first woman to become a professor of mathematics, and the subject of the novel he is writing. Just as Kovalevskaja was close to her much older advisor, Rakel and Jakob are drawn to each other and eventually become lovers, although he is already married. In the years to come, Rakel's academic career soars, but her health declines, and from her bedside she spends hours imagining Sofja’s life while trying to understand her own. With a gaze both naive and mercilessly sharp, she examines what may be her life's only love story, looking for patterns and answers in numbers, music, and literature. Extraordinarily wise and penetrating, Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine explores the intricacies of the human heart, the complicated equation that is love, and the search to find meaning and connections when you need them most. Translated from the Norwegian by Alison McCullough

The End of Loneliness Book

The End of Loneliness

  • Author : Benedict Wells
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473654051

The End of Loneliness Excerpt :

The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' The Guardian 'Dazzling' John Irving *************** I've known Death a long time but now Death knows me. When their idyllic childhood is shattered by the sudden death of their parents, siblings Marty, Liz and Jules are sent to a bleak state boarding school. Once there, the orphans' lives change tracks: Marty throws himself into academic life; Liz is drawn to dark forms of escapism; and Jules transforms from a vivacious child to a withdrawn teenager. The only one who can bring him out of his shell is his mysterious classmate Alva, who hides a dark past of her own, but despite their obvious love for one another, the two leave school on separate paths. Years later, just as it seems that they can make amends for time wasted, the past catches up with them, and fate - or chance - will once again alter the course of a life. Told through the fractured lives of the siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love. *************** 'This novel has been rightfully described as something of a masterpiece. One thing is for sure - it is not easily forgotten' Sunday Post 'A superbly insightful story' BookRiot