At the Center of All Beauty

This thought-provoking meditation on solitude lifts up many writers and artists who have embraced seclusion.

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Review of ‘At the Center of All Beauty’

Writer Fenton Johnson is a self-proclaimed solitary—unpartnered, living alone, at home with his inner life. In At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life, Johnson elegantly blends memoir, philosophical musings and literary inquiry as he explores how other writers and artists have faced the challenge of “solving” loneliness by converting it into…

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