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Deep Play

Diane Ackerman

Paperback

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Description

The national bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the ability 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 Diane 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.


Praise For Deep Play

"[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

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

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

Vintage, 9780679771357, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2000



About the Author

DIANE ACKERMAN has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to garnering many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestselling The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in upstate New York.