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Book of Longing

Book of Longing ebook ISBN: 9781551991580
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Author: Leonard Cohen
Number of Pages: 240 
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Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Book of Longing contains erotic, playful, and provocative line drawings and artwork on every page, by the author, which interact in exciting and unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and at times darkly humorous. The book brings together all the elements that have brought Leonard Cohen’s artistry with language worldwide recognition. From the Hardcover edition.

The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings ebook ISBN: 052542976X
Publisher: Viking
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Number of Pages: 432 
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"In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable talents. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other's spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also the awakener of her heart. Their marriage unfolds with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, James and Simon, and their mother, Mary. Here, Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to the Roman occupation of Israel, partially led by her charismatic adopted brother, Judas. She is sustained by her indomitable aunt Yaltha, who is searching for her long-lost daughter, as well as by other women, including her friend Tabitha, who is sold into slavery after she was raped, and Phasaelis, the shrewd wife of Herod Antipas. Ana's impetuous streak occasionally invites danger. When one such foray forces her to flee Nazareth for her safety shortly before Jesus's public ministry begins, she makes her way with Yaltha to Alexandria, where she eventually finds refuge and purpose in unexpected surroundings. Grounded in meticulous historical research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place, and culture devised to silence her"--

Latitudes of Longing

Latitudes of Longing ebook ISBN: 1529405157
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Shubhangi Swarup
Number of Pages: 320 
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* The phenomenal Indian bestseller * Winner of the Tata Lit Live Best First Book of the Year Award * 'Intense, lyrical, and powerful. This is a remarkable debut' Jeet Thayil, author of Narcopolis and The Book of Chocolate Saints In the feverish tropics of the Andaman Islands, a young botanist tends to a fragile rose he has imported to welcome his bride. Hoping their marriage will bloom in this strange life, hundreds of miles from the east coast of India, he is entranced by Chanda Devi's fierce nature and unusual gifts; speaking to trees and the ghosts of former colonialists. These islands, she tells her adoring husband, rest on a faultline, cracked so deep into the earth that spirits cross the boundary freely. But it is not this fracture that takes a tragic bite out of their happiness. With the family riven by heartbreak, their maid takes the chance to resolve her own past mistakes. Having abandoned her son many years before, she now traces him to Myanmar, only to find him in prison - the enemy of a brutal regime. The faultline she followed over the Indian Ocean now cuts north into Nepal, where the prisoner's ally, an itinerant drug dealer, tries to rescue a young woman from the dancing bars of Kathmandu. It shadows his footsteps into the Karakoram mountains, where a scientist looks deep into the abyss between India and Pakistan. It rises all the way to the snow deserts, beyond the reach of nation or war, where an elder of the village waits for the return of his true love, bringing all their journeys full circle. A breathtaking epic, Latitudes of Longing possesses the reader with a blazing sense of wonder. Shubhangi Swarup's vision goes deeper than the human stories of the subcontinent to reveal the conscious history of the earth itself. Tender in every detail, touched with humour and profound humanity, this is a novel brimming with life, an original masterpiece.

139 Pages of Pining

139 Pages of Pining ebook ISBN: 9781453848227
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Brody McVittie
Number of Pages: 140 
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A collection of prose, free-verse and poetry dealing with emotional wreckage in the wake of a particularily bad break up.

Tears of Longing

Tears of Longing ebook ISBN: 1684173620
Publisher: BRILL
Author: Christine Yano
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Enka, a sentimental ballad genre, epitomizes for many the nihonjin no kokoro (heart/soul of Japanese). To older members of the Japanese public, who constitute enka’s primary audience, this music—of parted lovers, long unseen rural hometowns, and self-sacrificing mothers—evokes a direct connection to the traditional roots of “Japaneseness.” Overlooked in this emotional invocation of the past, however, are the powerful commercial forces that, since the 1970s, have shaped the consumption of enka and its version of national identity. Informed by theories of nostalgia, collective memory, cultural nationalism, and gender, this book draws on the author’s extensive fieldwork in probing the practice of identity-making and the processes at work when Japan becomes “Japan.”

Libro del Anhelo / Book of Longing

Libro del Anhelo / Book of Longing ebook ISBN: 9788426402653
Publisher: Lumen Juvenile
Author: Leonard Cohen
Number of Pages: 248 
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Un poemario en el que Leonard Cohen trabaj� durante m�s de veinte a�os y en el que ha volcado su saber, sus dudas, sus miedos, sus consideraciones en torno al amor, al mundo que nos rodea, a la muerte... Leonard Cohen es una de las figuras m�s fascinantes de nuestro tiempo. Su voz rota y le�osa ha cantado todas las miserias y grandezas de la condici�n humana a lo largo de m�s de cuarenta a�os. Muchas veces se le ha calificado como uno de los mejores poetas del siglo, gracias, en gran medida, a que su talento musical ha ido siempre acompa�ado de una asombrosa destreza verbal. "Los poemas aqu� reunidos vienen acompa�ados por dibujos del propio Leonard Cohen, haciendo de este libro un complemente imprescindible a sus canciones". ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing--his first book of poetry in more than twenty years--during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author's playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous. An international sensation, Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.

Rumi: The Book of Love

Rumi: The Book of Love ebook ISBN: 0061753408
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Coleman Barks
Number of Pages: 240 
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The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms—erotic, platonic, divine—and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love. Rumi, the ultimate poet of love, explores all "the magnificent regions of the heart," and he opens you to the lover within. Coleman Barks has made this medieval, Persian-born (present-day Afghanistan) poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today. This seductive volume reveals Rumi's charms and depths more than any other.

Wonder, Fear, and Longing, eBook

Wonder, Fear, and Longing, eBook ebook ISBN: 0310579031
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Author: Mark Yaconelli
Number of Pages: 176 
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Every heart feels wonder. Every heart knows fear. Every heart aches with longing. Awed, we whisper, “Thank you.” Frightened, we cry, “Mercy.” Yearning we plead, “Show me the way.” Because the truth is, no matter who you are, every heart needs prayer.This is a prayer book. A book to seduce, cajole, entice, and encourage your heart into prayer. More than a book to be read, this is a book to be explored. It is a book of stories, divine poetry, holy verses, mystical inspirations, prayerful imaginings, meditative practices, and spiritual exercises that seek to uncover the hidden communication between you and God. As you read and explore more about love, longing, fear, suffering, compassion, rest, reflection, passion, wonder, and gratitude you’ll be invited to discover prayer within the various moods, attitudes, and experiences that we human beings often find ourselves in. It’s a book to be used, flipped through, tested, experimented with, and then set aside. It is a book that asks you time after time to stop and listen, turn and welcome the silent love of God. The hope of this book isn’t to teach you anything. The point of this book is to encourage you to give yourself to God—your anger, your fear, your gratitude, your curiosity—your real self to the real God, because then (and only then) will your heart find peace (even in the midst of wonder, fear, and longing). Because every heart needs prayer.

The Chaos of Longing

The Chaos of Longing ebook ISBN: 1449491448
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author: K.Y. Robinson
Number of Pages: 160 
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Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson's debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor's powerful testimony, and a love letter "to those who lie awake burning."

Spaces of Longing and Belonging

Spaces of Longing and Belonging ebook ISBN: 9004402934
Publisher: BRILL
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 304 
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Spaces of Longing and Belonging contains theoretical and interpretative studies of spatiality centered on a variety of literary and cultural contexts. The essays provide a collection of innovative scholarship on central questions relating to literary spatiality in a context of increased global awareness.

The Breathless Zoo

The Breathless Zoo ebook ISBN: 0271053720
Publisher: Penn State Press
Author: Rachel Poliquin
Number of Pages: 259 
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"A cultural and poetic analysis of the art and science of taxidermy, from sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art"--Provided by publisher.

Miss. Understood

Miss. Understood ebook ISBN: 9781462800162
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: JD Floyd
Number of Pages: 100 
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JD Floyd is an avid reader who enjoys expressing herself through descriptive writing. A regular visitor to the Caribbean, she is a collector of Caribbean-themed childrens books. Born in London, England, JD Floyd grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada where she presently resides. This book of poetry, inspired by observations and personal experiences, is her first.

The Well of Longing

The Well of Longing ebook ISBN: 9780692459010
Author: Irma Sheppard
Number of Pages: 92 
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The Well of Longing is a book of poems which trace from the author's childhood through adulthood and into senior years, a time span of seventy years, the stepping stones leading toward increased awareness, love and longing for the Presence of God. The opening poem consists of an unconventional view of the long scapegoated Judas, showing him in a true light as the loving and well-loved disciple of Jesus. Part Two presents the impact of growing spiritual awareness on the author's every day life situations. It describes the author's personal experience of the Presence of Avatar Meher Baba, and the continuing fragrance of His Love in her life. Many of the poems in Part Three of the book are meditative in nature, comprised of thoughts and intuitions which arose in the author 's daily life, as relationships and nature reflected some knitting together of spiritual value and sensory or emotional experience. Some poems touch on God's role as Trickster-the One Who makes happen what needs to happen, contrary to conventional reason and logic. A prevailing use of strong imagery brings the reader immediately into the author's personal experience. The poems are written in various styles: free form, pantoum, ghazal, haiku.

On Longing

On Longing ebook ISBN: 9780822313663
Publisher: Duke University Press
Author: Susan Stewart
Number of Pages: 213 
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Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall tales, and objects of tourism and nostalgia: this diverse group of cultural forms is the subject of On Longing, a fascinating analysis of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or realize certain versions of the world. Originally published in 1984 (Johns Hopkins University Press), and now available in paperback for the first time, this highly original book draws on insights from semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist criticism. Addressing the relations of language to experience, the body to scale, and narratives to objects, Susan Stewart looks at the "miniature" as a metaphor for interiority and at the "gigantic" as an exaggeration of aspects of the exterior. In the final part of her essay Stewart examines the ways in which the "souvenir" and the "collection" are objects mediating experience in time and space.

Ragas of Longing

Ragas of Longing ebook ISBN: 9780802085436
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Sam Solecki
Number of Pages: 219 
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Solecki suggests that Ondaatje's poetry can be seen as constituting a relatively unified personal canon that has evolved with each book building on its predecessor while simultaneously preparing the groundwork for the following volume.

The Boat of Longing

The Boat of Longing ebook ISBN: 9780873511841
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Author: Ole Edvart Rølvaag
Number of Pages: 304 
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The story of Nils Vaag and his travels from a poor region of Norway to urban Minnesota in 1912.

Fado and the Place of Longing

Fado and the Place of Longing ebook ISBN: 9780754667957
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Author: Richard Elliott
Number of Pages: 245 
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Fado, often described as 'urban folk music', emerged from the streets of Lisbon in the mid-nineteenth century and went on to become Portugal's 'national' music during the twentieth. It is known for its strong emphasis on loss, memory and nostalgia within its song texts, which often refer to absent people and places. One of the main lyrical themes of fado is the city itself. Fado music has played a significant role in the interlacing of mythology, history, memory and regionalism in Portugal in the second half of the twentieth century. Richard Elliott considers the ways in which fado songs bear witness to the city of Lisbon, in relation to the construction and maintenance of the local. Elliott explores the ways in which fado acts as a cultural product reaffirming local identity via recourse to social memory and an imagined community, while also providing a distinctive cultural export for the dissemination of a 'remembered Portugal' on the global stage.

Wonder, Fear and Longing

Wonder, Fear and Longing ebook ISBN: 0281064903
Publisher: SPCK
Author: Mark Yaconelli
Number of Pages: 160 
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In our hectic lives, it's easy to forget that prayer is more about a conversation and experience with God than it is a request line. This book is an invitation to meaningful prayer. It invites us -- through stories, images, contemplative exercises, poetry and meditation -- to explore the human experiences where prayer originates. Every heart feels wonder. Every heart knows fear. Every heart aches with longing. Every heart needs prayer.

A Song of Longing

A Song of Longing ebook ISBN: 9780252064326
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Author: Kay Kaufman Shelemay
Number of Pages: 177 
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"A rich, descriptive account. . . . Shelemay presents extraordinary personal experiences that shaped her research process and make reading this text pleasurable." -- Library Journal "Highly recommended to generalists in music as well as to specialists interested in Ethiopia. . . . Also makes an excellent case study text for university-level courses examining fieldwork issues and conditions." -- Notes "Highly recommended for both undergraduate and graduate collections in ethnomusicology, anthropology, African, and Judaic studies." -- Choice