What does it mean to be alone? Is aloneness, as Thoreau said, necessary to live deliberately? Or is it perhaps a curse of modern life made worse by mass media and cultural fragmentation? In this episode, American Studies scholar Ina Bergmann talks about the cultures of solitude in past and present.
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Music credit: Glasstress by Max Casacci and Daniele Mana/ spoken word audio added to the original
Photo: Tate Modern, London, England, October 2017.