Tuesday 18th August 2020, 8:00pm
Session 235: Lonely by Emily White
For this session, Melanie Gruetter selected a chapter from the book Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude by Emily White (Harper Perennial, 2011).
The Canadian author, Emily White, explores the theme of loneliness in her book of the same name. White points to the issue by bringing together a spectrum of theories, extending them around her own story of (s.c. chronic) loneliness. The author shows that it is not possible for a lonely person to get out of the condition of loneliness without the help of others. Due to the growing individualism and alienation in Western culture, loneliness (and all behavior that follows out of it) is often stigmatized and help is not available.