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Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible PDF
Author: William Styron
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 193631729X
Size: 68.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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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 PDF
Author: William Styron
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780679643524
Size: 12.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 84
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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 PDF
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571312241
Size: 56.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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The destinies of three mysterious lost children entwine in this James Tait Black Memorial Prize-winning fable by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. A figure had condensed out of the shuddering backdrop of the glare. He is born in fire: a naked child in the blood-red flames of London's Blitz. Miraculously saved but grotesquely burned, this mysterious orphan is named Matty. Doomed to a life of torment, he becomes a wanderer, a spiritual seeker after unknown redemption. They are also lost children: neglected twins, as exquisitely beautiful as they are loveless and sinful. Toni explores political terrorism; Sophy, sexual dominance and violent criminality. But their destinies will soon collide in an apocalyptic climax - one that illuminates the inner and outer darkness of modern humanity. 'Exceptional ... Irresistibly transcendent ... Golding seduces us. He transfixes, bewitches and confounds us.' Nicola Barker 'Extraordinary ... A hallucinatory, incantatory force ... The most powerful, and strangest, of all Golding's novels, and one of the great masterpieces of the twentieth-century English novel.' Philip Hensher 'A master craftsman in his particular sort of magic ... Golding's best book ... Wonderfully creepy ... A remarkable achievement.' London Review of Books 'A vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes ... Magic.' New York Times Book Review 'An intensity of vision without parallel.' TLS 'One of the most moving books I've ever read.' The Times 'Brilliantly spooky ... Written with great insight and a surprising humour, it is a thorough pleasure.' Atlantic Monthly

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible PDF
Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776652
Size: 21.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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The first book to examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of retreat in physical darkness to explore inner light • Shows how experiencing complete darkness over prolonged periods helps in developing mental clarity and creativity • Draws upon many indigenous and spiritual traditions that use this technique The use of ceremonial darkness is a classic and cross-cultural method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, accessing invisible landscapes, and embracing the deeper recesses of the self. In Darkness Visible Heaven and Buxton examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of taking retreat in physical darkness. For millennia mystics and sages have used darkness as a spiritual tool for breaking with their pasts, prior conditioning, and the limited reality of their societies. Spiritual seekers from many traditions--Celtic, Eastern, indigenous North and South American, Tibetan, and African--have used darkness as a tool for spiritual enlightenment. 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. They include exercises that explore lucid levels of dream consciousness, drawing both from their experience as teachers of this method and from the many cultures that include this practice in their spiritual traditions. Darkness Visible shows how deprivation of sight can truly teach us to see.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible PDF
Author: Nicholas Tucker
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785782436
Size: 56.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 105
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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 PDF
Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9781594770616
Size: 44.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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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 PDF
Author: W. R. Johnson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625237X
Size: 73.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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One of the best books ever written on one of humanity’s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson’s classic study of Vergil’s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil’s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic myths. With an approach to the text that is both grounded in scholarship and intensely personal, and in a style both rhetorically elegant and passionate, Johnson offers readings of specific passages that are nuanced and suggestive as he focuses on the “somber and nourishing fictions” in Vergil’s poem. A timeless work of scholarship, Darkness Visible will enthrall classicists as well as students and scholars of the history of criticism—specifically the way in which politics influence modern readings of the classics—and of poetry and literature.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible PDF
Author: Walton Hannah
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781901157703
Size: 61.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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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.

A Darkness Visible

A Darkness Visible PDF
Author: Seamus Murphy
Publisher: Al Saqi
ISBN:
Size: 58.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 175
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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.

A Visible Darkness

A Visible Darkness PDF
Author: Michael Gregorio
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429965712
Size: 40.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Prussia has been overrun by Napoleon's forces, and the Emperor's troops have discovered a new source of funds there: enough amber to finance France's wars. But their plans stall when the girls who collect the stones begin to disappear, only to be found gruesomely disfigured by an unknown killer. The French call upon Prussian investigator Hanno Stiffeniis, who must seek out the culprit knowing hat his own success may doom his country's future. Dark, intelligent, and vividly written, A Visible Darkness continues a masterful series of historical mysteries that portray a past torn between nationalism and humanism, superstition and science.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible PDF
Author: Charles Eugene Sumners
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481941
Size: 12.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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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 PDF
Author: Mike Carey
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781631409790
Size: 22.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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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.

In Darkness Visible

In Darkness Visible PDF
Author: Tony Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781761065026
Size: 66.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Intriguing, gripping and believable, Tony Jones has used worldwide political history to create a second sensational thriller.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible PDF
Author: William Golding
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN: 9780374135027
Size: 58.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 265
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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

This Brilliant Darkness A Book Of Strangers

This Brilliant Darkness  A Book of Strangers PDF
Author: Jeff Sharlet
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1324003219
Size: 19.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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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?

The Land Of Tomorrow

The Land of Tomorrow PDF
Author: William B. Stephenson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465559876
Size: 27.80 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Alaska
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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