Waiting for the Weekend Witold Rybczynski

ISBN: 9780140126631

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272 pages


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Waiting for the Weekend  by  Witold Rybczynski

Waiting for the Weekend by Witold Rybczynski
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Aristotle wrote that we work in order to have leisure. But is the leisure that Aristotle spoke of--the freedom to do nothing--the same as the leisure we look forward to each weekend? With fascinating anecdotal detail, Rybczynski unfolds the historyMoreAristotle wrote that we work in order to have leisure.

But is the leisure that Aristotle spoke of--the freedom to do nothing--the same as the leisure we look forward to each weekend? With fascinating anecdotal detail, Rybczynski unfolds the history of leisure from ancient Rome to the Enlightenment to today, explores the origins of the week and the weekend, and illuminates its profound influences on our lives.



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