Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: William Styron
Pages: 84
ISBN: 0679643524
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Release: 2007-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author chronicles his descent into depression, discussing not only his own experience and recovery but also how others can find help.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: William Styron
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781936317295
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Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times–bestselling memoir of crippling depression and the struggle for recovery by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Sophie’s Choice. In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him. Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron’s recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and “once again behold the stars.” This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Ross Heaven,Simon Buxton
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1594770611
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Release: 2005-11-16
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spiritual seekers from many traditions have used darkness as a method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, and for embracing the deeper recesses of the self. Heaven and Buxton show how experiencing complete darkness, even for only a period of hours, brings about a remarkable clarity and mental stillness, and thus provides a springboard for creativity, intuition, and spiritual development.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: William Golding
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780571312245
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize Darkness Visible opens at the height of the London Blitz, when a naked child steps out of an all-consuming fire. Miraculously saved but hideously scarred, soon tormented at school and at work, Matty becomes a wanderer, a seeker after some unknown redemption. Two more lost children await him, twins as exquisite as they are loveless. Toni dabbles in political violence; Sophy, in sexual tyranny. As Golding weaves their destinies together, his book reveals both the inner and outer darkness of our time.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Mike Carey,Arvind Ethan David
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1631409794
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Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race. Sixty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides, is tested to the limit when a demon sets up house inside his soul. But to save his daughter, he'll pay any price--including genocide. Collects issues #1-6.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: W. R. Johnson
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780226252230
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Release: 2015-01-20
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

W. R. Johnson confronts the inherent (and much commented upon) melancholy of Vergil's poem, and gives us an interpretation as brilliant and as it is original. He questions accepted readings that emphasize Vergil's faith in empire. Instead, he points to Vergil's multiple allegories, his lyrical and enigmatic style, and the ways in which Vergil teaches us about darkness. Using close readings and comparisons to Homer, Johnson reveals how wise and moving theAeneid can be. No poet,” he writes, not Dante himself, has imagined the disintegration of justice and truth with such precision and power, and for this reason no poet, not Homer himself, has shown how precious and how fragile are the formation and equilibrium of man's integrity of spirit.”

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: William Golding
Pages: 265
ISBN: 0374135029
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Release: 1979
Editor: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hideously scarred and orphaned during the bombing of London, Matty sees himself as set apart from others, and his wanderings bring him into contact with Mr. Pedigree, a respected teacher and obsessed pederast, and Sophy and Toni, angelic-looking terrorist twins

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Nicholas Tucker
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0743498194
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Release: 2004-11
Editor: Ibooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biographical portrait of the popular fantasy author looks at the life and work of Philip Pullman, examining the influences on his writing, including the author's unconventional childhood, and analyzing such key titles as Clockwork, I Was a Rat!, and the Dark Materials trilogy, all enhanced by never-before-published personal photographs, interview material, and illustrations from his novels. Original.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Charles Eugene Sumners
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0786481943
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Release: 2010-06-28
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The average GI in World War II carried a rifle, had military support, was committed to whatever action his unit was engaged in, and often had time to rest and regroup before advancing. Conversely, the combat photographer had his camera, a sidearm, and a jeep, was sent wherever there was fighting to document what was happening. He often saw the worst of the war. Charles Eugene Sumners was a still photographer in the 166th Signal Photo Company, and in Darkness Visible he offers his World War II memories--some sad, some happy, many horrendous, all life-changing. With the aid of many of his photographs reproduced in this book, he remembers boot camp, the trip overseas, and events in France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg, including the Battle of the Bulge, while covering Patton's Third Army's field artillery, infantrymen, engineers, the 10th Armored and the 6th Armored. Other subjects include Hitler youth, refugees, labor camps, POWs, other combat photographers including his friend Russ Meyer, and going back to Europe after the war.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Walton Hannah
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1901157709
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Release: 1997-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Addresses the question of whether membership in Freemasonry is compatible with one's duty as a practicing Christian. It includes the entire and authentic text of the Masonic ritual of the first three degrees and of the Royal Arch.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Nicholas Tucker
Pages: 105
ISBN: 9781785782435
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Release: 2017-07-06
Editor: Icon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What do Philip Pullman and J.K. Rowling have in common that has made both of their stories so successful? What does Pullman listen to while he writes – and who, or what, is Dust? Pullman’s award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials has been appreciated by readers of all ages. It is now set to welcome new fans as it is adapted for television by the BBC in 2018, and the first part of his new trilogy, The Book of Dust, at last sees publication. Nicholas Tucker, a leading authority on children’s literature, writes about the man he knows as a friend. Unpacking and examining Pullman’s life and the sources he drew on for his masterpiece, he explores the world of science, theology, imagination and adventure that Pullman has created. Including a personal interview with Pullman himself, Darkness Visible offers a unique exploration of the author’s work – and its controversies. “Enigmas from His Dark Materials are unraveled... Unmissable for all Pullman readers" Sussex Express

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Karlo V. Bordjadze
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781498240420
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Release: 2017-10-09
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How does one read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture? This question, voiced in both academic and ecclesial settings, invites a reflection on how to take these texts with both hermeneutical alertness and sustained imaginative seriousness. While scholars have recently engaged in robust discussion about theological hermeneutics, there have been relatively few worked examples with particular Old Testament texts. This book seeks to meet this need by providing a close reading of Isaiah 14:3-23, a text with a complex amalgam of textual, historical-critical, history-of-reception, and theological issues.

The Scar A Personal History of Depression and Recovery

The Scar  A Personal History of Depression and Recovery
Author: Mary Cregan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781324001737
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A graceful and penetrating memoir interweaving the author’s descent into depression with a medical and cultural history of this illness. At the age of twenty-seven, married, living in New York, and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it’s apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies—plunging Cregan into suicidal despair. Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal—and the still visible scar of her suicide attempt—while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression. In fearless, candid prose, Cregan examines her psychotherapy alongside early treatments of melancholia, weighs the benefits of shock treatment against its terrifying pop culture depictions, explores the controversy around antidepressants and how little we know about them—even as she acknowledges that the medication saved her life—and sifts through the history of the hospital where her recovery began. Perceptive, intimate, and elegantly written, The Scar vividly depicts the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression, giving greater insight into its management and offering hope for those who are suffering.

Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and His World

Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and His World
Author: Subha Mukherji
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9783110660449
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Release: 2019-04-01
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A "blind spot" suggests an obstructed view, or partisan perception, or a localized lack of understanding. Just as the brain "reads" the "blind spot" of the visual field by a curious process of readjustment, Shakespearean drama disorients us with moments of unmastered and unmasterable knowledge, recasting the way we see, know and think about knowing. Focusing on such moments of apparent obscurity, this volume puts methods and motives of knowing under the spotlight, and responds both to inscribed acts of blind-sighting, and to the text or action blind-sighting the reader or spectator. While tracing the hermeneutic yield of such occlusion is its main conceptual aim, it also embodies a methodological innovation: structured as an internal dialogue, it aims to capture, and stake out a place for, a processive intellectual energy that enables a distinctive way of knowing in academic life; and to translate a sense of intellectual "community" into print.

This Quiet Dust

This Quiet Dust
Author: William Styron
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781936317219
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Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Thoughtful, candid” essays from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sophie’s Choice (The Christian Science Monitor). This Quiet Dust is a compilation of William Styron’s nonfiction writings that confront significant moral questions with precision and vigor. He examines topics as diverse as the Holocaust, the American Dream, and the controversy that raged around his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner. In each entry, Styron expertly wields his powers of insight to slice through the most complex issues. This Quiet Dust offers a window into the philosophical underpinnings of Styron’s greatest novels and is the ideal entry for readers seeking a greater understanding into the work of one of America’s most celebrated authors. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

A Darkness Visible

A Darkness Visible
Author: Seamus Murphy
Pages: 175
ISBN: IND:30000095653006
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Release: 2008
Editor: Al Saqi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Afghanistan is a collection of stunning, lyrical photographs from an acclaimed, prize-winning photojournalist. From 1994 to 2006, Seamus Murphy photographed the effects of the Taliban regime, the tumultuous years of civil war, and the historical elections following the fall of the Taliban. Alongside scenes of war and politics, his magnificent photographs capture intimate images of domesticity, work, and leisure. Seamus Murphy has won six World Press Photo awards and has received widespread acclaim for his work in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Nicholas Tucker
Pages: 212
ISBN: UCSC:32106017741650
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Release: 2003
Editor: Icon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the influences that have shaped Pullman's writing and uncovers the part played by his unconventional childhood.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Walton Hannah
Pages: 231
ISBN: UCR:31210002435681
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anglican critique of Freemasons accusing them of idolatry.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible
Author: Karlo V. Bordjadze
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781532616570
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Release: 2017-10-09
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How does one read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture? This question, voiced in both academic and ecclesial settings, invites a reflection on how to take these texts with both hermeneutical alertness and sustained imaginative seriousness. While scholars have recently engaged in robust discussion about theological hermeneutics, there have been relatively few worked examples with particular Old Testament texts. This book seeks to meet this need by providing a close reading of Isaiah 14:3–23, a text with a complex amalgam of textual, historical-critical, history-of-reception, and theological issues.

This Brilliant Darkness A Book of Strangers

This Brilliant Darkness  A Book of Strangers
Author: Jeff Sharlet
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781324003212
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A visionary work of radical empathy. Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us. This work began when his father had a heart attack; two years later, Jeff, still in his forties, had a heart attack of his own. In the grip of writerly self-doubt, Jeff turned to images, taking snapshots and posting them on Instagram, writing short, true stories that bloomed into documentary. During those two years, he spent a lot of time on the road: meeting strangers working night shifts as he drove through the mountains to see his father; exploring the life and death of Charley Keunang, a once-aspiring actor shot by the police on LA’s Skid Row; documenting gay pride amidst the violent homophobia of Putin’s Russia; passing time with homeless teen addicts in Dublin; and accompanying a lonely woman drifting into dementia, whose only friend was a houseplant, on shopping trips. Early readers have called this book “incantatory,” the voice “prophetic,” in “James Agee’s tradition of looking at the reality of American lives.” Defined by insomnia and late-night driving and the companionship of other darkness-dwellers—night bakers and last-call drinkers, frightened people and frightening people, the homeless and the lost (or merely disoriented), other people on the margins—This Brilliant Darkness erases the boundaries between author, subject, and reader to ask: how do people live with suffering?