How to Be Idle (With added idleness, 2005)

Author(s): Tom Hodgkinson

Culture & Ideas

As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them, but here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler, comes How To Be Idle, an antidote to the work-obsessed culture which puts so many obstacles between ourselves and our dreams. Ranging across a host of issues that may affect the modern idler ? sleep, the world of work, pleasure and hedonism, relationships, bohemian living, revolution ? Hodgkinson draws on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche. His message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle. First published 2004. This revised edition 2005.

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  • : 9780141015064
  • : pengui
  • : pengui
  • : April 2005
  • : 178mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : Tom Hodgkinson
  • : 352
  • : 1