What is Hermitary?

articles, reviews, features, & blogs about hermits in lore, literature, history (East & West), art, film; solitude, silence, & simplicity


New & recent

  • Hans Christian Andersen: "The Silent Book"
  • Women & Solitude: Arnim
  • Known issue: Page 1 FILMS fails; in progress

  • Recent blog posts


    We have been very strenuously conditioned against solitude. To be alone is considered to be a grievous and dangerous condition. ... To live fully and effectively, the idea of achievement must be given up.
    --Agnes Martin, Writings (2004)

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    "Images of Eremitism" is an ongoing feature: photographic & art images of historical and modern hermits & hermit dwellings. Highlights religious, wilderness, women, and other hermits.

    "Hermits in Film" is an ongoing feature: documentary and fiction films about hermits, eremitism, solitude, silence, & simplicity.