The Songlines

Author: Bruce Chatwin

Publisher: Penguin Classics


Category: History

Page: 294

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The author describes his travel to the Australian Outback where he attempts to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "dreaming-tracks."

In Patagonia

Author: Bruce Chatwin

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 858

The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth”—that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome—in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Find Your Voice at Work

The Power of Storytelling in the Workplace

Author: Andrée Eva Iffrig

Publisher: Limegrass Productions Ltd.


Category: Communication in organizations

Page: 202

View: 339

This is a book about telling stories that matter at work. Give voice to your convictions and stand up for what you believe in. Find Your Voice at Work describes a time honored way for narrating stories. You dont need a Ph.D. in storytelling to tell a story that is life changing.

When Blood and Bones Cry Out

Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 375

Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. Instead of relying on more common linear explanations of healing and reconciliation, the Lederachs demonstrate how healing is circular, dynamic, and continuing, even in the midst of ongoing violence. They explore the concept of "social healing," a profoundly important intermediary step between active warfare and reconciliation. Social healing focuses on the lived experience of those who have suffered protracted violence and their need to give voice to that experience, both individually and collectively. Giving voice, speaking the unspeakable, in words and sounds that echo throughout traumatized communities, can have enormous healing power. Indeed, the Lederachs stress the remarkable effects of sound and vibration through tales of Tibetan singing bowls, Van Morrison's transcendent lyrics, the voices of mothers in West Africa, and their own personal journeys. And they include inspiring stories of transformation: a mass women's protest movement in Liberia that forces leaders to keep negotiating until a peace agreement is signed; elders in Somalia who walk between warring clans year after year to encourage dialogue; former child soldiers who run drum workshops and grow gardens in refugee camps; and rape victims in Sierra Leone who express their pain in poetry. With equal measures of insight and compassion, When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities.

Carmen Via

Author: Bernard Anson Silj

Publisher: Semar Publishers Srl


Category: Music

Page: 281

View: 614

Fiction. With photographs by Rolfe Horne. CARMEN VIA is a journey into the songlines of memory and imagination, a look at the unique views of a Westerner on his heritage and what it might hold for us in this age of communication overload, conflict and environmental crisis. The landscapes of this journey release their tales of civilization, of songs of creation, of myth, of spiritual vision, and man's age-old quest through life. This book's is the fruit of many years of research. It is a novel and, in the same breath, a guidebook for the physical and metaphysical traveler, a rich, compelling invitation to explore the ribbons of stories woven into the landscapes of Italy.

For more than one voice

toward a philosophy of vocal expression

Author: Adriana Cavarero

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 660

The human voice does not deceive. The one who is speaking is inevitably revealed by the singular sound of her voice, no matter “what” she says. We take this fact for granted—for example, every time someone asks, over the telephone, “Who is speaking?” and receives as a reply the familiar utterance, “It’s me.” Starting from the given uniqueness of every voice, Cavarero rereads the history of philosophy through its peculiar evasion of this embodied uniqueness. She shows how this history—along with the fields it comprehends, such as linguistics, musicology, political theory, and studies in orality—might be grasped as the “devocalization of Logos,” as the invariable privileging of semantike over phone, mind over body. Female figures—from the Sirens to the Muses, from Echo to opera singers—provide a crucial counterhistory, one in which the embodied voice triumphs over the immaterial semantic. Reconstructing this counterhistory, Cavarero proposes a “politics of the voice” wherein the ancient bond between Logos and politics is reconfigured, and wherein what matters is not the communicative content of a given discourse, but rather who is speaking.

Travelling Magically

How to Turn Your Journey Into a Life-Changing Experience

Author: Rima A. Morrell

Publisher: Piatkus Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 508

View: 490

The first ever travel book showing you how to travel using your intuition - your best ever travel guide. You don't need money to experience the wonder of the world, only time. Even a free afternoon is enough to propel you along the silver path of your intuition. However long you go for, you will be shown how to prepare, enjoy your destination and integrate your experiences when you return. Your magical journey does not exist in isolation. It can provide more than memories -like what you truly want to do in your life. Dr. Morrell provides examples of people who used their journey to change their life - and details of how you can follow them. Dr Morrell identifies five principles for external and internal exploration. There are special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled and those travelling with children or animals - as well as tips on deciding how and when to go and how to use your trip to beat the credit crunch. It includes a comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, recommended books and websites. Travelling Magically is a wonderful guide to improving your journey, as well as alchemising your life into a truer, brighter one.

Signs of Life

The Language and Meanings of DNA

Author: Robert Pollack

Publisher: Mariner Books


Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 793

Displaying a rare gift for metaphor, Pollack draws on his 30 years of research and study to show how DNA provides a complete instruction book for all living things. "The most distinguished book about science I have seen so far this decade".--Horace Freeland Judson, Nature.