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Publisher Comments:

With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play.

Deep play is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives.

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"[Ackerman] brings such joy to the page....The very act of reading this original, exultant, sage, poetic, and generous meditation on the importance of enchantment is deep play, and you can't ask that a book be anything more wonderful than that." Booklist

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"A fascinating subject....Ackerman writes a swiftly moving and sensuous prose." The Washington Post Book World

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"Ackerman is a skilled observer of nature and a lyrical prose stylist....This is a human keenly attuned to her senses." The Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author

Diane Ackerman lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679771357
Author:
Ackerman, Diane
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Play
Subject:
Methodology x
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
Movements - Behaviorism
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
106-357
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8.03x5.29x.67 in. .53 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[Ackerman] brings such joy to the page....The very act of reading this original, exultant, sage, poetic, and generous meditation on the importance of enchantment is deep play, and you can't ask that a book be anything more wonderful than that."
"Review" by , "A fascinating subject....Ackerman writes a swiftly moving and sensuous prose."
"Review" by , "Ackerman is a skilled observer of nature and a lyrical prose stylist....This is a human keenly attuned to her senses."
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