The Resource Epicurean simplicity, Stephanie Mills ; drypoint engravings by Glenn Wolff

Epicurean simplicity, Stephanie Mills ; drypoint engravings by Glenn Wolff

Label
Epicurean simplicity
Title
Epicurean simplicity
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Mills ; drypoint engravings by Glenn Wolff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mill's account of the simple life reaches deep into classical sources of pleasure - good food, good health, good friends, and particularly the endless delights of the natural world. Her musings about the life she desires - and the life she has created - ultimately led her to the third-century Greek philosopher Epicurus, whose thought was premised on the trustworthiness of the senses, an outlook that Mills wholeheartedly embraces. While later centuries have come to associate Epicurus's name with hedonism, Mills discovered that he extolled simplicity and prudence as the surest means to pleasure, and his thinking offers an important touchstone for the book." "Epicurean Simplicity touches on a broad range of topics - the impacts of a consumerist lifestyle on the natural world, social justice, biological extinctions, friendship, the process of country living, the joys of physical exertion, the challenges of a writer's life, and the natural history and seasonal delights of a life lived close to nature. Mills uses her own experience as an entry point to the discussion with a self-effacing humor and lyrical prose that bring big subjects to a personal level."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
508.77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH104.5.M47
LC item number
M56 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Epicurean simplicity, Stephanie Mills ; drypoint engravings by Glenn Wolff
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Winter
  • Our Common Fate
  • The Journey and the Destination
  • Epicurean Simplicity
  • Spring
  • The Others
  • Summer
  • Conviviality
  • Vocation
  • Autumn
Control code
ocn905969585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781559636896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33283485
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905969585
  • ebsco1610912411

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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