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📒Darkness Visible ✍ William Styron
✏Darkness Visible Book Summary : The New York Times–bestselling memoir of crippling depression and the struggle for recovery by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Sophie’s Choice. In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him. Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron’s recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and “once again behold the stars.” This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.
📒Darkness Visible ✍ W. R. Johnson
✏Darkness Visible Book Summary : One of the best books ever written on one of humanity’s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson’s classic study of Vergil’s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil’s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic myths. With an approach to the text that is both grounded in scholarship and intensely personal, and in a style both rhetorically elegant and passionate, Johnson offers readings of specific passages that are nuanced and suggestive as he focuses on the “somber and nourishing fictions” in Vergil’s poem. A timeless work of scholarship, Darkness Visible will enthrall classicists as well as students and scholars of the history of criticism—specifically the way in which politics influence modern readings of the classics—and of poetry and literature.
📒Darkness Visible ✍ Nicholas Tucker
✏Darkness Visible Book Summary : Philip Pullman is one of the most popular authors for kids today. His award winning Dark Materials trilogy has sold millions of copies worldwide. Darkness Visible is a terrific guide for anyone who is a fan of Pullman's wonderful stories, and uncovers the authors many themes and inspirations.
📒Darkness Visible ✍ Ross Heaven
✏Darkness Visible Book Summary : The first book to examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of retreat in physical darkness to explore inner light • Shows how experiencing complete darkness over prolonged periods helps in developing mental clarity and creativity • Draws upon many indigenous and spiritual traditions that use this technique The use of ceremonial darkness is a classic and cross-cultural method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, accessing invisible landscapes, and embracing the deeper recesses of the self. In Darkness Visible Heaven and Buxton examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of taking retreat in physical darkness. For millennia mystics and sages have used darkness as a spiritual tool for breaking with their pasts, prior conditioning, and the limited reality of their societies. Spiritual seekers from many traditions--Celtic, Eastern, indigenous North and South American, Tibetan, and African--have used darkness as a tool for spiritual enlightenment. Heaven and Buxton show how experiencing complete darkness, even for only a period of hours, brings about a remarkable clarity and mental stillness and thus provides a springboard for creativity, intuition, and spiritual development. They include exercises that explore lucid levels of dream consciousness, drawing both from their experience as teachers of this method and from the many cultures that include this practice in their spiritual traditions. Darkness Visible shows how deprivation of sight can truly teach us to see.
📒Hear My Silence ✍ Karina Colgan
✏Hear My Silence Book Summary : Dublin journalist Karina Colgan was rescued from the apartment she had barricaded herself into by her husband Gerry and son Karl, who feared for her life. Karina – like one in four people in Ireland – found herself unexpectedly fighting depression and for a long time did not know how to win the battle. Here she writes openly and honestly about how she felt overwhelmed by a number of events that happened over a short period of time, which saw her dealing with grief, tragedy, marriage difficulties and financial ruin. Before she knew it, she found herself in the deep, dark pits of chronic depression. But this is just the opening chapter of Karina’s book, which goes on to tell the stories of some of the 400,000 people in Ireland – women and men, old and young, including young children – who suffer from depression, and separates the myths from the facts. The book also includes practical advice from professionals for sufferers and their families on how best they can recognise and cope with this debilitating illness. Karina also writes of the stigma still surrounding this illness, often at the expense of a sufferer seeking help, and calls for greater resources to be put into providing care and treatment for those affected by it and into education for those who are not.
📒Dark Borders ✍ Jonathan Auerbach
✏Dark Borders Book Summary : Shows how politics and aesthetics merge in American film noirs made between the late 1930s and the mid-1950s; their oft-noted uncanniness betrays the fear that un-American foes lurk within the homeland.
📒Educating Doctors Senses Through The Medical Humanities ✍ Alan Bleakley
✏Educating Doctors Senses Through The Medical Humanities Book Summary : Educating Doctors’ Senses Through the Medical Humanities: “How Do I Look?” uses the medical diagnostic method to identify a chronic symptom in medical culture: the unintentional production of insensibility through compulsory mis-education. This book identifies the symptom and its origins and offers an intervention: deliberate and planned education of sensibility through the introduction of medical humanities to the core undergraduate medicine and surgery curriculum. To change medical culture is an enormous challenge, and this book sets out how to do this by answering the following questions: How has a compulsory mis-education for insensibility developed in medical culture and medical education? How is sensibility capital generated, who ‘owns’ it and how is it distributed, mal-distributed and re-distributed? What is the place of resistance (or ‘dissensus’) in this process? How can the symptom of a ‘developed’ insensibility be addressed pedagogically through introduction of the medical humanities as core and integrated curriculum provision? How can both the identity constructions of doctors and doctor–patient relationships be tied up with education for sensibility? How can artists work with clinicians, through the medical humanities in medical education, to better educate sensibility? The book will be of interest to all medical educators and clinicians, including those health and social care professionals outside of medicine who work with doctors.
📒Gerontological Nursing Competencies For Care ✍ Kristen L. Mauk
✏Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care Book Summary : Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Fourth Edition focuses on caring for the elderly by employing a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach. The Fourth Edition will feature a greater emphasis on healthy aging and continues to follow the framework of the Core Competencies of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This framework allows students to learn and develop all aspects of nursing care in a familiar and structured learning platform.
📒Grieving A Suicide ✍ Albert Y. Hsu
✏Grieving a Suicide Book Summary : A 2003 Finalist in the United Kingdom Christian Book Awards
📒The Novels Of William Golding ✍ Indu Kulkarni
✏The Novels of William Golding Book Summary : Malcolm Bradbury On William Golding Golding Addressed Fundamental Questions Of Good And Evil, Being, Wholeness And Creative Aspiration In A Godless Age. His Stories Were, He Once Said, Not Fables But Myths Fable Being An Invented Thing Out On The Surface Whereas Myth In Something That Comes Out Of The Roots Of Things In The Ancient Sense Of Being A Key To Existence...And Experience As A Whole.Golding S Work Challenges Many Of The Liberal And Humanistic Conventions Of Much British Fiction, And There Is A Certain Timelessness About The Prose Though Not The Technique Which Makes It Stand Monumentally Apart From Much Contemporary Writing. But It Is And Will Surely Remain A Central Contribution To The Modern British Novel.The 1983 Nobel Prize Winner Author, Golding Had The Unique Distinction Of Being Both A Fabulist And A Realist.Golding S Works Will Remain Of Significant Relevance As Long As Man Continues To Careen Madly On The Razor S Edge Of So-Called Civilisation While His Ugly True Self-Barbaric And Greedy Claims His Soul In Mephistophilean Triumph. At Times Golding S Eschatological Views Are Sombre, But He Weaves A Torturous Path Through The Paradoxes Of Good And Evil In His Novels; Pincher Martin, Darkness Visible And The Spire (To Name Only A Few). He Tried To Achieve A Synthesis Of Flesh And Spirit Through An Illuminating Reconciliation. Golding Wished To Salvage The Soul Of Man From The Wreckage Of 20Th Century Godlessness, Entropy And The Malaise Of Whoring After False Gods.How Do You React To The Charge Of Peter Moss And A Number Of Critics That You Are A Pessimist?I Would Call Myself A Universal Pessimist But A Cosmic Optimist. My Novels Examine The Human Condition. Just As A Doctor Diagnoses A Physical Disease I Explore The Spiritual Ills Of Man. I Am Too Old To Go About Preaching On The State Of Man, But One Has To Harbour Hope. The Very Act Of Living Today Is One Of Hope.Golding S Commitment To Truth And Reality Is Undying. He Speaks Through Samuel Mount-Joy In Free Fall: But We Are Neither The Innocent Nor The Wicked. We Are The Guilty. We Fall Down. We Crawl On Hands And Knees. We Weep And Tear Each Other. Or Again: I Am Looking For The Beginning Of Responsibility, The Beginning Of Darkness, The Point Where I Began. Golding Demands From Man A Moral Evolution, A Spiritual Growth Worthy Of His Species. As He Observed, What The World Now Needs Is The Homomoralis The Human Being Who Cannot Kill His Own Kind, Nor Exploit Them Nor Rob Them.