Oscar and the Lady in Pink

Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Publisher: Atlantic

ISBN:

Category: Cancer

Page: 88

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'My name is Oscar and I'm ten years old. . . They call me Egghead and I look about seven. I live in hospital because of my cancer and I've never written to you because I don't even know if you exist,' writes Oscar in a letter to God. Oscar is ill and no one, especially not his parents, will tell him what he already knows: that he is dying. Granny Rose, the oldest of the 'ladies in pink' who visit Oscar and his fellow patients, makes friends with him. She suggests that he play a game: that each of the following twelve days is a decade of his imagined future. One day equals ten years, and every night Oscar writes a letter to God telling him about his life. The ten letters that follow are sensitive, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, uplifting. Oscar and the Lady in Pink is a small fable with a big heart; it will change the way you feel about death and life.

Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Book Analysis)

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Category: Study Aids

Page: 27

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Oscar and the Lady in Pink with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, a novel about a young boy called Oscar who is suffering from a serious disease and has days left to live. Through his relationship with a former wrestler called Granny Rose, Oscar slowly comes to terms with his situation and, with the help of letters he writes to God, makes his peace with it. A part of the Cycle of the Invisible, Oscar and the Lady in Pink has been adapted for both the theatre and the cinema. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt began his career as a scriptwriter but soon moved on to writing novels, many of which prominently feature religion. In 2013, he published his first graphic novel. Find out everything you need to know about Oscar and the Lady in Pink in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Silent God

Author: M.C.A. Korpel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 890

Like the biblical Job, many people suffer under the silence of God. This book shows that it is enlightening to retrace the origins of the concept of divine speech and silence in the ancient Near East and Greece.

Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Book Analysis)

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 24

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In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you! In Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Oscar, a ten-year-old boy who suffers from leukemia, addresses letters to God in which he expresses his fears, joys, hopes and sorrows. With the help of Mamie Rose, a wise and imaginative old lady, he lives a full life over the course of his last few days, and comes to term with his fate. This practical and insightful reading guide includes: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Shed new light on your favorite books with BrightSummaries.com!

Theology and the Arts

Engaging Faith

Author: Ruth Illman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The authors draw upon postmodern, post-secular, feminist, liberation, and dialogical/dialectical philosophy and theology, and their critiques of the narrow modern emphases on reason and the scientific method, as the model for all knowledge. Such a practical theology of the arts focuses the work of theology on the actual practices that engage the arts in their various forms as the means of interpreting and understanding the nature of the communities and their members, as well as the mechanisms through which these communities engage in transformative work, to make persons and neighborhoods whole. This book presents its theological claims through the careful analysis of several stories of communities around the world that have engaged in transformational practices through a specific art form, investigating communities from Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the U.S. The case studies explored include Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, indigenous, and sometimes agnostic subjects, involved in visual art, music, dance, theatre, documentary film, and literature. Theology and the Arts demonstrates that the challenges of a postmodern and post-secular context require a fundamental rethinking of theology that focuses on discrete practices of faithful communities, rather than one-dimensional theories about religion.

The Girl With Nine Wigs

A Memoir

Author: Sophie van der Stap

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 201

Sophie is 21 when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, she finds her world reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of gossiping nurses and sexy doctors, and of hair loss and eyebrow pencils. As Sophie faces the challenges of chemotherapy, wigs – now a crucial part of her life – become a powerful form of self-expression. Each of her nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia and Bebé. There’s a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient.

Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Book Analysis)

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Category: Study Aids

Page: 24

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, a moral tale of self-discovery and maturity. It tells the story of Momo, a young boy, who sets out on a quest to find happiness with the help and teachings of his old friend, Mr. Ibrahim. The novel was later adapted for film, with the actor portraying Mr. Ibrahim winning a César Award for Best Actor. Schmitt's plays have been performed in over fifty countries around the world, as well as being translated into forty languages, showing the influence his writings have had on modern literature. Find out everything you need to know about Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Author: Richard Hain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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The importance of palliative care for children facing life threatening illness and their families is now widely acknowledged as an essential part of care, which should be available to all children and families, throughout the child's illness and at the end of life. The new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children brings together the most up to date information, current knowledge, evidence, and developments of clinical practice in the field. The book is structured into four sections. 'Foundations of Care' describes core issues, the foundations on which paediatric palliative care is based. 'Child and Family Care' looks at different aspects of psychological, social, and cultural care for the sick child or young person, and their family. These chapters cover the time course of the illness, around the time of death and support for the bereaved family. 'Symptom Care' focuses on the uses of medication, specific symptoms, and their management. Finally, 'Delivery of Care' examines practical approaches to care in different environments and the needs of clinicians. Two new editors join the team from Canada and South Africa, reflecting our aims to contribute towards the development of care for children across the world, and to be a resource for both experienced clinicians and those new to the field. Comprehensive in scope, exhaustive in detail, and definitive in authority, this third edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new practices, current epidemiological data, and the evolving models that support the delivery of palliative medicine to children. This includes two new chapters, looking in detail at 'Decision Making' and 'Perinatal Care', and a new section highlighting the emerging importance of 'Palliative Care for Children in Humanitarian Crises'. This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with children worldwide.