Master of Solitude

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0997552980

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 7865

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The Slaves of Solitude

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034914155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8494

Measuring out the wartime days in a small town on the Thames, Miss Roach is not unattractive but no longer quite young. The Rosamund Tea Rooms boarding house, where she lives with half a dozen others, is as grey and lonely as its residents. For Miss Roach, 'slave of her task-master, solitude', a shaft of not altogether welcome light is suddenly beamed upon her, with the appearance of a charismatic and emotional American Lieutenant. With him comes change - tipping the precariously balanced society of the house and presenting Miss Roach herself with a dilemma.

The Call Of Solitude

Alonetime In A World Of Attachment

Author: Ester Schaler Buchholz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684872803

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 9180

Achieving inner calm while feeling centered is a human goal that is never easy to master. But why of late do serenity and peace of mind seem further from reach than ever before? The world appears very busy, and finding moments to catch up with ourselves looks to be almost impossible. Something has occurred to change life's circumstances, to make peaceful, restorative time terribly elusive. Alonetime is a great protector of the self and the human spirit. Many in society have railed against it. Some have overused its healing potential. Others have kept it as a special resource both knowingly and unknowingly. ... (Yet) the only way we shall achieve ... ideal love is if we are allowed to flower in the due course and pace of our inner life. Whether or not we were fortunate in our growing up to blossom this way, plenty of time -- alone-times -- awaits us now to make the necessary readjustments.

One Hundred Days of Solitude

Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat

Author: Jane Dobisz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 2553

In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods. Luckily, this is not just a recounting of a winter's worth of cabin fever. Instead, Dobisz takes us into her cabin, and into her mind, as she tries--at least temporarily--to live a Walden-like existence. All the bowing and meditating and wood-chopping that is part and parcel of her retreat is hardly first nature, but the good-humored and tenacious Dobisz is able to adapt, and to relate her hundred days with moving insight and humanity. Her Solitude in fact offers us all a chance to commune with her and to look inside and rediscover our own grace.

Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

A Casebook

Author: Gene H. Bell-Villada

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195144554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 2142

Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and nonspecialist readers alike, the books in this series provide a wide range of critical and informative commentaries on major texts. Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is arguably the most important novel in twentieth-century Latin American literature. This Casebook features ten critical articles on García Márquez's great work. Carefully selected from the most important work on the novel over the past three decades, they include pieces by Carlos Fuentes, Iris Zavala, James Higgins, Jean Franco, Michael Wood, and Gene H. Bell-Villada. Among the intriguing aspects of the work discussed are its mythic dimension, its "magical" side, its representations of women, its relationship with past chronicles of exploration and discovery, its portrayals of Western power and imperialism, its astounding diffusion throughout the globe and the media, and its simple truth-telling, its fidelity to the tangled history of Latin America. The book incorporates several theoretical approaches--historical, feminist, postcolonial; the first English translation of Fuentes's renowned, oft-cited, eight page meditation on the work; a general introduction; and a 1982 interview with García Márquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060531045

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5519

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

The Bandits from Río Frío

A Naturalistic and Humorous Novel of Customs, Crimes, and Horrors

Author: Manuel Payno

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1587368226

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 6392

A romantic tale of Mexico at the dawn of Independence, an adventure, a romance, a political satire, a sociological study, a whodunit, a telenovela, and more. Manuel Payno's classic Mexican novel develops a romantic history of impossible love between the Countess Mariana del Sauz and Lieutenant Colonel Juan Robreno. An illegitimate son results from a brief union of these lovers, and this star-crossed child is kidnapped and abandoned by Aztec witches. Wrongly accused of theft and murder, he must pursue the truth of his birth through staggering misfortunes. Along the way he experiences war, famine, plague, and association with Evaristo, a bandit of national and even international fame who nearly brings a government to its knees. These and a host of other memorable characters are swept up in a web of organized crime spun by the fabulous Relumbron, presidential assistant, wealthy aristocrat, church stalwart, family man, and former associate of the great Santa Ana.

Out of Solitude - Passion!

A Heart Captivated by God

Author: Joy A. Payne

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462072518

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4910

You may be asking, "How do I keep my devotional times fresh?" My response is to have your heart captivated by God. The devotional pieces in this book are born out of quiet times with the Lord, spanning an eighteen year period. Some are based on ruminating over portions of Scripture. Others are sparked by thinking about God's Person, and His attributes. As I wait, speaking to God and enjoying His Presence, there is a divine exchange. God captivates my heart and reveals Himself in such a way, that love for Him and sheer passion erupt and flow from my heart! This passion keeps my times with God fiery and has helped to transform my life through the years. Walking with God has been refreshing, dynamic, full of joy and passion. My prayer is that each devotional piece in this book will help to remove veils or hindrances, causing you to "see" God in a fresh way. As you sit with your Bible and this book, I want you to be drawn into a glorious encounter with the One Who loves you extravagantly. He will captivate your heart, filling it with unbridled love and passion! So, out of your quiet times let passion for God flow!

Sklaven der Einsamkeit

Roman

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518459461

Category:

Page: 335

View: 3415

The Handbook of Solitude

Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone

Author: Robert J. Coplan,Julie C. Bowker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118427386

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

View: 8221

This reference work offers a comprehensive compilation of current psychological research related to the construct of solitude Explores numerous psychological perspectives on solitude, including those from developmental, neuropsychological, social, personality, and clinical psychology Examines different developmental periods across the lifespan, and across a broad range of contexts, including natural environments, college campuses, relationships, meditation, and cyberspace Includes contributions from the leading international experts in the field Covers concepts and theoretical approaches, empirical research, as well as clinical applications