Consolations

Consolations

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Author : David Whyte
  • ISBN-10 : 9781786897640
  • Release : 2019-11-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

Consolations

Consolations

  • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Author : Swami Ramakrishnananda
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This booklet contains teachings and instructions selected from the letters of Swami Ramakrishnananda which provide the much needed consolation for the struggling spiritual aspirants. The author, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna is a great thinker, forceful speaker, and above all, an illumined soul.

The Consolations of Space

The Consolations of Space

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Author : Pamela Schirmeister
  • ISBN-10 : 0804717931
  • Release : 1990
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Unlike studies that detail how American writers have responded to the physical American landscape, this book takes its point of departure from the peculiarities of romance as American writers have understood it. Romance has always been tied to place, but not to literal or regional place: even when the topography of romance is represented as a place to which one might actually go. it is always, as Coleridge remarked of Spenser's Faeryland, a mental landscape. that landscape is, by its very nature, visionary, so that its details necessarily constitute a trope of perspective. It is the space the writer creates, in which he or she stands so as to see things better, under those particular lights and shadows that make romance possible. Other writers have and have not been there before. While the spaces of romance create the writer's perspective - trope the very writing of romance - they contain complex allusions to poetic forebears. Thus this book also explores the function of literary allusion in American romance, especially in the nineteenth century.

The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Alain De Botton
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307833501
  • Release : 2013-01-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher -- de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhauer (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy -- and, of course, the final word on consolation -- comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us." This wonderfully engaging book will, however, make us feel better in a good way, with equal measures of wit and wisdom.

The Overture of the Book of Consolations

The Overture of the Book of Consolations

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Author : Peter Damian Akpunonu
  • ISBN-10 : 0820467782
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
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An inspiration to writers, musicians, and mystics, The Overture of the Book of Consolations summarizes and highlights all the major themes of Deutero-Isaiah. Its predominant theme is consolation - consolation of Israel after the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the depopulation of the kingdom of Judah. The Overture assures Judah that the past is forgiven and Yahweh is ushering in a New Creation, a future more glorious than the Exodus, the march through the desert, where Israel will once again be wedded to her husband: Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel.