Comparative Perspectives on Utopia - Proceedings of Synapsis: European School of Comparative Studies XI
Edited By Florian Mussgnug and Matthew Reza
‘Our Natural Loneliness’: Solitude and Utopia
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My title ‘our natural loneliness’ is taken from Derek Walcott’s poem, ‘Crusoe’s Journal’:
So time that makes us objects, multiplies our natural loneliness.1
The poem ends with the two lines:
hoarding such heresies as
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