Consolations
Whyte, David

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Consolations

the solace, nourishment and underlying meaning of everday words

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Language
English
Pages
245

With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life. Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged 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 the appropriate confusion and helplessness 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.

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Edition Notes

Various printings.

Copyright Date
2014

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
158.1

The Physical Object

Pagination
245 pages
Number of pages
245

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27194879M
ISBN 10
1932887369, 1932887342
ISBN 13
9781932887365, 9781932887341
OCLC/WorldCat
903907110

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