The topics addressed include work and leisure music seeing sculpture celebration and contemplation the books title is taken from st augustines remark that only he who loves can sing and if there is an underlying theme to these occasional pieces it is that art and love aesthetics and spirituality cannot be divorced. Ive read this book nearly once a year ever since a friend gifted it to me at my high school graduation admittedly that sounds more impressive than it is only the lover sings is actually five little talks and essays compiled into a thin volume with comfortable print and thick pages its a quick read easily devoured in an afternoon and maybe in an hour. Only the lover sings is a short 76 page collection of essays on art and contemplation originally published in german in 1988 the first essay entitled work spare time and leisure in which pieper discusses the ancient conception of leisure held by those such as aristotle which is a substantially different concept than one might think . Only the lover sings art and contemplation only the lover sings paperback on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for only the lover sings art and contemplation at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users
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