A Kind Of Dream

Author: Kelly Cherry
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299297632
Size: 14,94 MB
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Life is A Kind of Dream. So is the art we make in response to life. In A Kind of Dream, five generations of an artistic family explore the ups and downs of life, discovering that for an artist even failure is success, because the work matters more than the self. The selves in this book include Nina, a writer, and her husband, Palmer, a historian, who, having settled into marriage and family life, are now faced with the bittersweetness of late life; BB and Roy, who make a movie in Mongolia; Tavy, Nina’s adopted daughter, a painter in her twenties who meets her birth mother for the first time; and Tavy’s young daughter, Callie, a budding violinist. Other vivid characters confront the awful fact of violence in America; try to cope with political ineptitude; and one devises his own code of sexual morality. Perhaps the most important character is Nina's dog, a salt-and-pepper cairn terrier of uncommon wisdom. Fame, death, rash self-destruction, laughter, the excitement of making good art, love, marriage, being a mother, being a father, the appreciation of beauty, and always life—life itself, life in all its shapes and guises—it’s all here. A Kind of Dream is the culminating book in a trilogy Kelly Cherry began with My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers and The Society of Friends. Each book stands alone, but together they take us on a Dantean journey from midlife to Paradise. Cherry’s prose is hallmarked by lyric grace, sly wit, the energy of her intelligence, and profound compassion for and understanding of her characters. Set in Madison, Wisconsin, A Kind of Dream reveals a surprisingly wide view of the world and the authority of someone who has mastered her art. It is a book to experience and to reflect upon. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Body Parts

Author: Hermione Lee
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407066218
Size: 18,62 MB
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As readers, we seem to be increasingly fascinated by studies of individual lives. In this timely, unusual and exhilarating collection Hermione Lee is concerned in different ways with approaches to 'life-writing': the relation of biography to fiction and history; the exploration of writers' lives in connection with their works; the new and changing ways in which biographies, memoirs, diaries and autobiographies can be discussed. As the title suggests, she also unravels the complex links between physical, sensual details and the 'body' of a work. 'Shelley's Heart and Pepys' Lobsters', for example, deals with myths, contested objects and things that go missing, while 'Jane Austen Faints' takes five varied accounts of the same dramatic moment to ask how biography deals with the private lives of famous women, a theme taken up in 'Virginia Woolf's Nose', on the way that the author's life-stories have been transformed into fiction and film. Rich, diverting and entertaining, these brilliant studies by a leading critic and internationally acclaimed biographer raise profound and intriguing issues about every aspect of writing, and reading, a life.

Dreams And Dream Stories

Author: Anna Bonus Kingsford
Editor: Good Press
Size: 13,28 MB
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"Dreams and Dream Stories" by Anna Bonus Kingsford. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Editor: Lichtenstein Creative Media
ISBN: 1932479945
Size: 10,23 MB
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Dreams And Spirituality

Author: Kate Adams
Editor: Canterbury Press
ISBN: 1848257317
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of dreams as understood from a range of diverse perspectives, and their relevance for pastoral care. Its approach is both systematic and practical, enabling ministers, spiritual directors and counsellors to understand the nature of dreams and the role they play in the lives of those in their pastoral care. Dreams are a universal phenomenon and have a long established role in religious faith and practice. Yet many pastors feel ill-equipped to deal with this area of human consciousness. In this guide, twenty-two contributors from a wide variety of disciplines explore the potential of dreams to bring about renewal, healing, reconciliation and encounter with the transcendent. • Part 1 examines dreams from theological, psychological and cultural anthropological perspectives. • Part 2 explores the theme of dreams and religion through empirical data, theory and reflections. • Part 3 considers dreams and the practice of pastoral care for a variety of settings and groups.

The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep

Author: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120820036
Size: 13,60 MB
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In the Tibetan tradition the ability to dream lucidly is not and end in itself rather it provides as additonal context in which one can engage in advanced and effective practices to achieve liberation. Dream yoga is followed by sleep yoga also known as the yoga of clear light. It is a more advanced practice similar to the most secret Tibetan practices. The goal is to remain aware during deep sleep when the gross conceptual mind and the operation of the senses cease.The result of these practicas is greater happiness and freedom in both our waking and dreaming states.

Some Kind Of Love Story

Author: Arthur Miller
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822210535
Size: 11,38 MB
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THE STORY: Angela, a hard-bitten call-girl, is visited by Tom, a private detective of long acquaintance, who is convinced that she can supply information about a murder case which, some years earlier, resulted in a miscarriage of justice. As Tom plays on their former closeness, trying to draw out the facts he seeks, Angela withdraws behind a schizophrenic screen of multiple personalities ranging from a brazen creature named Leontyne, to a shrinking violet called Emily, to a haughty English-woman named Renata. Doggedly persistent, Tom does, in the end, break through the fears which have driven Angela to hide the truth within herself. With chilling intensity she pours through a tale of duplicity and corruption and recounts how an innocent man ended up paying for the crimes of others. As the play ends Tom offers to drive Angela to her next assignation-relieved that his quest has ended but, at the same time, disturbed by the knowledge that his worst fears have been borne out.

Dreams Illusion And Other Realities

Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226618555
Size: 10,89 MB
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"Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty . . . weaves a brilliant analysis of the complex role of dreams and dreaming in Indian religion, philosophy, literature, and art. . . . In her creative hands, enchanting Indian myths and stories illuminate and are illuminated by authors as different as Aeschylus, Plato, Freud, Jung, Kurl Gödel, Thomas Kuhn, Borges, Picasso, Sir Ernst Gombrich, and many others. This richly suggestive book challenges many of our fundamental assumptions about ourselves and our world."—Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review "Dazzling analysis. . . . The book is firm and convincing once you appreciate its central point, which is that in traditional Hindu thought the dream isn't an accident or byway of experience, but rather the locus of epistemology. In its willful confusion of categories, its teasing readiness to blur the line between the imagined and the real, the dream actually embodies the whole problem of knowledge. . . . [O'Flaherty] wants to make your mental flesh creep, and she succeeds."—Mark Caldwell, Village Voice

Chronicles Of A Dream Fighter

Author: B. Goodson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595350380
Size: 13,55 MB
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"I do not sleep peacefully. When I sleep, I enter a nightmare world full of war." Enter the world of nightmares and dreams, where nothing is certain and anything can happen. Enter a world where the subconscious mind quietly influences every sense. Share in the adventures of Chronicles of a Dream Fighter, and peer into the hidden dreamscape of a man who experiences battle each night as he sleeps. Walk with him as a different adventure takes hold each time he dreams, and listen in sympathy as he tries to make sense of it all. These are the adventures of a man who does not rest when he sleeps. Read them well, and be glad that you do not experience dreams like these

Short Short Dream Stories

Author: Bob Curran
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149906103X
Size: 19,23 MB
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Dreams have always been of interest to the general population and have spun a number of different industries for centuries. Many artists have found that their creative muse has spoken to them in their dreams. Diverse composers as Beethoven, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney have all referenced experiences where their songs came to them while in the dream, or unconscious mind state. Bob Curran’s many studies included reading about a metaphysician named Stuart Wilde, who suggested that everyone should immediately write down their dream each morning. And many psychologists and psychiatrists have written countless volumes as to how dreams function as a means of resolving conflicts or answering questions or dilemmas that have occurred during the waking, conscious hours of the day. It was with his background, some concrete examples of this “magic” that Bob began this work. Examples include how Michael Faraday, who invented the electromagnet, the basis of every electromagnetic device developed since that day, including computers, smart phones and space technology, was a nearly illiterate, uneducated farmer who knew nothing of science and yet “saw” the principles of the electromagnet in his dreams, rushed the concept to the scientists of his day, and was as astounded as they were when the bits and pieces of the details of his dream produced a revolutionary, workable invention, that was nothing less than a giant leap forward in the development of the whole of mankind’s knowledge. It was with this background and this insight---all from others experiences--that Bob Curran decided to compile these short, short dream stories. They’re definitely not what you call “Chapters” and so they’re simply numbered rather than called “Chapters.”