The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 9781101622773
Year 2013-06-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 9780143125495
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A companion to A Field Guide for Getting Lost explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative and imagination, sharing illustrative anecdotes about historical figures and members of her own family. By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of River of Shadows.

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 9781847087331
Year 2013-06-06
Pages
Language en
Publisher Granta Books
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Gifts come in many guises. One summer, Rebecca Solnit was bequeathed a hundred pounds of ripening apricots, which lay on her bedroom floor - a windfall, a riddle, an emergency to be dealt with. The fruit came from a neglected tree that her mother, gradually succumbing to memory loss, could no longer tend to. From this unexpected inheritance came stories, spun like those of Scheherazade who used her gifts as a storyteller to prolong her life and weave her way into the heart of a king. So too came invitations and adventures; in a library of water in Iceland, in the basin of the Grand Canyon, in the imagined emptiness of the Arctic. As she looks back on the year of apricots and emergencies, Solnit draws together the threads of her life with the lives of others; explorers and artists, the Marquis de Sade and Mary Shelley, the living and the dead. Woven together these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and the territories of storytelling, empathy and giving; an impassioned defence of the spaces we share and the ways in which they form us.

From the Faraway Nearby

From the Faraway Nearby Author Christopher Merrill
ISBN-10 0826318347
Year 1998
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher
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It has always been difficult to separate Georgia O'Keeffe's art and closely guarded life from the carefully guarded public image and powerful myths that grew around her. This collection of critical essays, memoirs, and poetry, first published in 1992 and now available only from UNM Press, offers a unique view of O'Keeffe, not only as an artist but as a cultural icon.

The Therapist in Mourning

The Therapist in Mourning Author Anne Adelman
ISBN-10 9780231534604
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient’s confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one’s personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client’s self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist’s life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby Author
ISBN-10 1911164686
Year 2017-06-30
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Black Dog Publishing
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On the occasion of Canada's 150th Anniversary, Black Dog Publishing and The Ryerson Image Centre present a century of Canadian history, told by way of 150 iconic photographs of Canada, published originally in The New York Times. Taking an expansive view of many of the diverse histories that have constituted Canadian life, The Faraway Nearby highlights images of major political events and conflicts, the Canadian role in wartime, iconic landscapes across the nation, hockey and other sporting heroes, and candid reportage on the lives of ordinary citizens. Also featured prominently are images of Indigenous peoples, migrant communities, portraits of such iconic figures as Margaret Atwood, Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, Joni Mitchell, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau and various notable international figures on official visits to Canada.

Thinking in Circles

Thinking in Circles Author Mary Douglas
ISBN-10 0300134959
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 169
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Immanuel Kant's views on politics, peace, and history have lost none of their relevance since their publication more than two centuries ago. This volume contains a comprehensive collection of Kant's writings on international relations theory and political philosophy, superbly translated and accompanied by stimulating essays. Pauline Kleingeld provides a lucid introduction to the main themes of the volume, and three essays by distinguished contributors follow: Jeremy Waldron on Kant's theory of the state; Michael W. Doyle on the implications of Kant's political theory for his theory of international relations; and Allen W. Wood on Kant's philosophical approach to history and its current relevance.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Author Joan Didion
ISBN-10 9780307264879
Year 2006
Pages 1122
Language en
Publisher Everyman's Library
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A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.

A Field Guide To Getting Lost

A Field Guide To Getting Lost Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 9781847676603
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Canongate Books
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In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 1101199555
Year 2001-06-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores, Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja-finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unfathomable City

Unfathomable City Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 9780520274037
Year 2013-11-18
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Presents twenty-two color maps and accompanying essays providing details on the people, ecology, and culture of the city.

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby Author John Murrell
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020384330
Year 1996
Pages 59
Language en
Publisher Talonbooks Limited
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Georgia O'Keeffe resigns herself to living alone until she meets a stranger. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.

The Secret Project

The Secret Project Author Jonah Winter
ISBN-10 9781481469135
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"The world's greatest scientists gather in a secret town in the desert to develop the atomic bomb."--