Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

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DESCRIPTION :
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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781786897633
BY (AUTHOR) Whyte, David, INTRODUCTION BY Popova, Maria
PUBLISHER : Canongate Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : November 07, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Canongate Books Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 220 mm x 144 mm
WEIGHT : 301 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Philosophy & Religion
DESCRIPTION :
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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781786897633
BY (AUTHOR) Whyte, David, INTRODUCTION BY Popova, Maria
PUBLISHER : Canongate Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : November 07, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Canongate Books Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 220 mm x 144 mm
WEIGHT : 301 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Philosophy & Religion