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Title:
Travels with Epicurus : a journey to a Greek island in search of a fulfilled life
Author:
Klein, Daniel M., 1939-
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Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
Physical Description:
x, 164 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
Describes how the author journeyed to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books in order to learn how to achieve a fulfilling old age, explaining how he came to regard old age as a life stage filled with simple and heady pleasures.
Language:
English
Contents:
Table at Dimitri's Taverna : on seeking a philosophy of old age -- Old Greek's olive trees : on Epicurus's philosophy of fulfillment -- Deserted terrace : on time and worry beads -- Tasso's rain-spattered photographs : on solitary reflection -- Sirocco of youth's beauty : on existential authenticity -- Tintinnabulation of sheep bells : on mellowing to metaphysics -- Iphigenia's guest : on stoicism and old old age -- Burning boat in Kamini Harbor : on the timeliness of spirituality -- Returning home : on a mindful old age.
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ISBN:
9780143121930
Format :
Book