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

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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.

Herausgeber ‏ : ‎ Canongate Books Ltd.; Main Edition (7. November 2019)
Sprache ‏ : ‎ Englisch
Gebundene Ausgabe ‏ : ‎ 175 Seiten
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1786897636
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1786897633
Abmessungen ‏ : ‎ 14.4 x 2.2 x 22 cm

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