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Consolations

Whyte, David

Consolations

the solace, nourishment and underlying meaning of everday words

by Whyte, David

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Self-management (Psychology),
  • Psychological aspects,
  • English language,
  • Self-help techniques

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    With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life. Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged 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 the appropriate confusion and helplessness 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.

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    StatementDavid Whyte
    The Physical Object
    Pagination245 pages
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27194879M
    ISBN 101932887369, 1932887342
    ISBN 109781932887365, 9781932887341
    OCLC/WorldCa903907110

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      Consolations The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words (Book): Whyte, David: With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life. Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is . From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book .

      Consolations (Book): Whyte, David: With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human ing with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our . Get this from a library! The consolations of philosophy. [Alain De Botton] -- "From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a work that proves that philosophy can be a source of help for our most painful everyday problems." "Dividing his work into six sections - each.


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Consolations contains fifty or so chapters, titled according to feelings or attributes or common nouns (Regret, Maturity, Shadow). The two exceptions are Istanbul and Rome (?).

Each chapter is a couple I came across Whyte's book a while back when browsing for new poetry/5(). The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.

About the Author Alain de Botton is the author of On Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, and How Proust Can Change Your Life Cited by: Summary. Book I of The Consolation of Philosophy begins with a poem which explains why the writer has begun this work.

He says "I who once composed with eager zest/Am driven by grief to shelter in sad songs." This lament echoes a classical form of Greek poetry (though Boethius is a Latin writer imitating an old Greek style) and gives us information about the poet's situation as.

Summary. Book III, the central Book and the longest of the five, opens with Boethius enchanted by Philosophy's final song of Book II. Throughout The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius tells us, Philosophy's songs have been accompanied by the most beautiful music, for music is Philosophy's "handmaid".

Boethius has become refreshed, and the compelling arguments of Book. Home > Books > Consolations (Paperback) David is happy to sign your book(s), please note this in Comments at checkout. Consolations (Paperback) Item# $ Availability: Usually ships in business days. Product Description. The Consolations of Philosophy is a nonfiction book by Alain de Botton.

First published by Hamish Hamilton in The title of the book Consolations book a reference to Boethius's magnum opus Consolation of Philosophy, in which philosophy appears as an allegorical figure to Boethius to console him in the year he was imprisoned, leading up to his impending 4/5.

Jeremiah 30 New English Translation (NET Bible) Introduction to the Book of Consolation. 30 The Lord spoke to Jeremiah.

2 “The Lord God of Israel says, ‘Write everything that I am about to tell you in a scroll. 3 For I, the Lord, affirm that the time will come when I will reverse the plight of my people, Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘I will bring them back to the land I gave. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Consolations by David Whyte at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Brand: Many Rivers Press. Consolations is a book of fifty-two short essays, each on a specific word, arranged neatly in alphabetical order.

Each essay is 2–5. The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining. Product Details Consolations for Unpopularity 1 A few years ago, during a bitter New York winter, with an afternoon to spare before catching a flight to London, I found myself in a deserted gallery on the upper level of the Metropolitan Museum /5(20).

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‎With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life. Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation o /5(13). 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, This book is exquisitely profound and speaks directly to the part of our minds, souls and hearts that wants to live more honestly and wholeheartedly.

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 /5(16). The book called 'The Consolation of Philosophy' was throughout the Middle Ages, and down to the beginnings of the modern epoch in the sixteenth century, the scholar's familiar companion.

Few books have exercised a wider influence in their time. It has been translated into every European tongue, and into English nearly a dozen times, from King.

This book is his version of the Consolations of Philosophy of Boethius, the making of which was to Alfred a love’s labour. It satisfied his intellectual cravings and stimulated his uncultured but vigorous mind, and he resolved to give his still more unlettered lieges a share in the treat.

Of these books the History of Orosius, the. Consolations of the Forest by Sylvain Tesson – review the fact he's so unabashed about his soul-searching is what sets the book apart from the typical 21st-century memoir. He seems to belong.The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems.

A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to illness. The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.4/5(37).