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The hermit's life and the lives of hermits,
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This review is from: A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries and Recluses (Hardcover)
This book is an entertaining and enjoyable series of descriptions -almost anecdotes - about hermits across the ages. My favourites are the stylites (who live on pillars) and dendrites (who live in trees). It also contains discursions on the role of hermits in religion, and the nature of the contemplative life. All in all, a learned and most entertaining read.
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