The Nature of Man (The Essence of Alan Watts; Book 5), Watts, Alan Published by Celestial Arts Publishing Co , U.S.A, 1975. First printing. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 63 pages with illustrations. Card covers. Contents in unread, mint condition; card covers have light shelf wear with one soil mark front; binding is tight and square.
“The concept of work and duty lies at the heart of Western thought. Grimly we face our goals. We see tasks as adversaries to master. We regard jobs, whether routine or creative, as projects to put behind us so that we can find pleasure elsewhere. In The Nature of Man Alan Watts shows that any activity can be a pleasure in itself. Life, he says, is a kind of dance – to be wholly enjoyed for what it is, not for where it leads.” 002802 $35