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.
Music credit: Glasstress by Max Casacci and Daniele Mana/ spoken word audio added to the original
Photo: Tate Modern, London, England, October 2017.