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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dan Fuller, Massachusetts hermit

A 2012 article in the Kingston (MA) Journal describes the the life and eccentricities of the 19th-century hermit Dan Fuller. Information is based on an 1893 interview printed in the Boston Journal. Fuller was said to have grown up in the forest and was most comfortable away from civilized life. He lived in a hundred […]

“Escape”: Russian hermits

This article has apparently been removed from the original site at The website “English Russia” features “Russian Hermits” from a photo gallery of images from  Danila Tkachenko’s project titled “Escape.” Here are hermits and their dwellings, an the editor notes: “It’s hard to say how many hermits are in Russia today. People go to […]

“Alone, not lonely” article

A summary article titled “Alone, Not Lonely: On Modern Hermits” appears in Modern Farmer. Hermits mentioned include Christopher Knight (the Maine hermit-thief), the Fredettes (of Raven’s Bread), Sister Michaela (of Sky Farm) and Gordon Campbell’s author of The Hermit in the Garden. URL:

Maitland on solitude

Here is a Guardian (UK) interview with author Sara Maitland, who lives alone in a cottage in rural Galloway, Scotland. Her most recent book is How to Be Alone, published in a self-help series. In the interview Maitland responds to questions about involuntary solitude, writing, use of Internet, and family relations. URL: