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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Philadelphia ecohermit

A Philadelphia Weekly item on Ron Marco, a theology graduate student who lives the life of an “ecohermit,” inspired in part by the desert hermits of ancient Egypt and contemporary canonical hermit Richard Withers, who lives in a Philadelphia row house. Marco charts the progress of his Urban Hermitage Project in a blog at […]

“Guests of the Hills”

The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art presents an exhibition from August 2008 to February 2009 titled “Guest of the Hills: Travelers and Recluses in Chinese Landscape Paintings.” The exhibition, to quote the Gallery’s description, presents depictions of recluses and recreational travelers in Chinese landscape painting over a seven-hundred-year period, from the mid-eleventh to the […]

Lucy Irvine, “hermit”

An update on Lucy Irvine is published in the Independent, describing briefly her activity since publishing Castaway, which described her 1981 adventure on a deserted island. Irvine lives in rural Bulgaria among hills and plum trees, and relishes her isolation, though she returns to the UK to publicize her latest book. For a time she […]