Awakenings

Awakenings Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9780307834096
Year 2013-05-29
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

Awakenings

Awakenings Author Edward Lazellari
ISBN-10 1429982926
Year 2011-08-30
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family. Seth Raincrest is a washed-up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends. The two have nothing in common—except that they both suffer from retrograde amnesia. It's as if they just appeared out of thin air thirteen years ago, and nothing has been able to restore their memories. Now their forgotten past has caught up to them with a vengeance. Cal's and Seth's lives are turned upside down as they are stalked by otherworldly beings who know about the men's past lives. But these creatures aren't here to help; they're intent on killing anyone who gets in their way. In the balance hangs the life of a child who might someday restore a broken empire to peace and prosperity. With no clue why they're being hunted, Cal and Seth must accept the aid of a strange and beautiful woman who has promised to unlock their secrets. The two must stay alive long enough to protect their loved ones, recover their true selves—and save two worlds from tyranny and destruction. Awakenings launches a captivating fantasy saga by an amazing and talented new storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Awakenings

Awakenings Author
ISBN-10 030011964X
Year 2007
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher Japan Society Gallery
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Transmitted from China to Japan in the 13th century, Zen Buddhism not only introduced religious practices but also literature, calligraphy, philosophy, and ink painting to Japanese disciples. This elegant book discusses these fields as they combined to encompass the evocative practice of figure painting within Zen Buddhism in medieval Japan. Focusing on forty-seven exceptional Japanese and Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries––which together illustrate the story of the “awakening” of Zen art––the book features essays by distinguished scholars that discuss the life and art within Zen monastic and lay communities. The authors explore the ideology underlying the development of Zen’s own pantheon of characters created to imagine the Buddha’s wisdom and offer fresh insights into the role of the visual arts within Zen practice as it developed in Japan in close dialogue with the Asian continent.

Awakenings

Awakenings Author Bernard Koloski
ISBN-10 9780807136683
Year 2009
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher LSU Press
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One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national success in her lifetime (1850--1904) as a writer of Louisiana "local color" fiction, after her death her work fell into obscurity until 1969, when Norwegian literary scholar Per Seyersted published The Complete Works of Kate Chopin and sparked a remarkable American literary revival. Chopin soon became a major presence in the canon, and today every college textbook surveying American literature contains a Chopin short story, her novel The Awakening, or an excerpt from it. In this unique work, twelve prominent Chopin scholars reflect on their parts in the Kate Chopin revival and its impact on their careers. A generation ago, against powerful odds, many of them staked their reputations on the belief -- now fully validated -- that Chopin is one of America's essential writers. These scholars energetically sponsored Chopin's works in the 1970s and 1980s and encouraged reading, studying, and teaching Chopin. They wrote books and articles about her, gave talks about her, offered interviews to newspapers and magazines, taught her works in their classes, and urged their colleagues to do the same, helping to build a network of teachers, students, editors, journalists, librarians, and others who continue to promote Chopin's work. Throughout, these essays stress several elements vital to the revival's success. Timing proved critical, as the rise of the women's movement and the emergence of new sexual norms in the 1960s helped set an ideal context for Chopin in the United States and abroad in the 1970s and 1980s. Seyersted's biography of Chopin and his accurate texts of her entire oeuvre allowed scholars to quickly publish their analyses of her work. Popular media -- including Redbook, New York Times, and PBS -- took notice of Chopin and advanced her work outside the scholarly realm. But in the final analysis, as the contributors point out, Kate Chopin's irresistible writing itself made her revival possible. Highly personal, at times amusing, and always thought provoking, these revealing recollections and new critical insights offer a fascinating firsthand account of a decisive moment in American literary history.

Awakenings

Awakenings Author Saranne Dawson
ISBN-10 0505519216
Year 1994-01
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher Leisure Books
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Fair of face and brave of heart, Rozlynd returns to her ancestral homeland seeking refuge. The last of the Dammai, the bewitching beauty knows nothing of the secret forces that lie dormant within her. For Justin, who fearlessly rules his domain with an iron hand, nothing short of the Dammai's magic will bring his warring people peace.

Revivals Awakenings and Reform

Revivals  Awakenings  and Reform Author William G. McLoughlin
ISBN-10 0226560929
Year 1978-01
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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In Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform, McLoughlin draws on psychohistory, sociology, and anthropology to examine the relationship between America's five great religious awakenings and their influence on five great movements for social reform in the United States. He finds that awakenings (and the revivals that are part of them) are periods of revitalization born in times of cultural stress and eventuating in drastic social reform. Awakenings are thus the means by which a people or nation creates and sustains its identity in a changing world. "This book is sensitive, thought-provoking and stimulating. It is 'must' reading for those interested in awakenings, and even though some may not revise their views as a result of McLoughlin's suggestive outline, none can remain unmoved by the insights he has provided on the subject."—Christian Century "This is one of the best books I have read all year. Professor McLoughlin has again given us a profound analysis of our culture in the midst of revivalistic trends."—Review and Expositor

Awakenings

Awakenings Author Gabriel Marcel
ISBN-10 0874626536
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher
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Annotation French intellectual Marcel's (1889-1973) autobiography /En chemin, vers quel was published in 1971 by Gallimard, Paris. An English translation by Peter S. Rogers is being brought out in light of the impact his work has had on postmodern thought. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Awakenings

Awakenings Author George Boyle
ISBN-10 9781468565805
Year 2011-11-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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These poems were neither written for the critic nor intended to gain access to the ethereal realm of "Poets." Rather they are intended for rare readers of poetry. While written over the past decade, their content spans eighty years. And while the book contains religious poems it is not a book of religious verse. It includes reflections on life's tragedies, such as Alzheimer's Disease: "I live amid shadows./ They fell as imperceptibly/ As the shades of evening,/ Enveloping me in a mist,/ Thick, unyielding, cold." It describes the travails of loneliness: "Mourning: It never ends,/ This heaviness of the heart,/ It sits unrelentingly upon the breast." It covers the ordinary days of people. Jeff and Family: "Then for a brief moment,/ We pause just to ensure./ Our covenant is still enduring,/ And our commitment is so very sure./ With kindly words and loving gestures,/ We seek to soothe each other's heart,/ We give the day its final blessing,/ As we experienced its several parts." Some poems have their lighter side often provided by our Westie, Bonnie Jean: "The squirrel came loping through the snow/ One sunny winter's day/ Directly toward the birdseed box/ He carefully made his way...../ Upon the porch the doggie sat/ Quite perky and alert,/ She watched the squirrel his journey make/ She thought "He's just a jerk." It also speaks to the darker side of life: "Hatred burns the soul/ Leaving it crisp/ Without resilience/ Necessary to thought/ And creative dreams." Desolation: "LOST!/ The love that once burned passionately/ And, as a consuming fire, dissolved the nights/ And all too soon aroused the day/ ...../LOST!....../In the abyss/ Which we created,/ Not of malice,/ Nor by intention,/ But through forgetfulness/ To nurture/ That most delicate,/ Most human gift:/ THE CHERISHING SPIRIT." They seek to inspire hope, challenge complacency, bring smiles and tears, to honor the majesty of human existence.

Awakenings

Awakenings Author Steve Tackett
ISBN-10 9781403391643
Year 2003-05-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics came about as a result of the many questions people have asked me in classes and private consultations. The same questions kept occurring over the years, which led to the creation of an eight-week class and eventually this book. Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics is a reference guide to the basic concepts of metaphysical/New Age philosophy that continues to attract new people. The book is designed to familiarize the reader with the ideas behind areas of highest interest to those seeking an understanding of this philosophy as well as to expand the knowledge of those who may be more advanced in their learning. Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics takes the sometimes "mystical" concepts and explains them in simple, easy to understand terms. Within these pages, you will find your answers as well as new questions to stimulate you to further study. If you only read one book about metaphysics, this is it.

Awakenings

Awakenings Author Susan X. Meagher
ISBN-10 0977088510
Year 2006-09-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher
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A glimmer of attraction, discovery of shared interests, growth of respect for one another, and the stirrings of desire. These are the building blocks for a nascent relationship. But so many more things are thrown into the equation. Family, friends, past relationships, social standing and life goals are just a few of the issues that will help support or destroy a new bond.

Awakening and Sleep wake Cycle Across Development

Awakening and Sleep wake Cycle Across Development Author Piero Salzarulo
ISBN-10 9027251584
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 281
Language en
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
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Sleep and wakefulness undergo important changes with age. Awakening, a crucial event in the sleep-wake rhythm, is a transition implying complex physiological mechanisms. Its involvement in sleep disturbances is also well known. This collective volume is the first attempt to systematically approach awakening across development.A methodological section considers criteria to define awakening in a developmental perspective. Theoretical considerations on development of wakefulness and on its relation to consciousness are included and provide a vigorous impulse to go beyond present criteria and classifications. Age changes are the core of studies on development: a section of the book examines old and new data from preterm to infants up to children, underscoring the main turning points along this developmental path. As for other aspects of development, awakening and the sleep-wake cycle are also influenced by external factors, both physical and human. Several contributions deal with this topic, in particular focusing on the parent-infant interaction and the influences of culture. Clinical contexts offer an opportunity to show both quantitative and qualitative changes of awakening and arousals in different pathological conditions. Either partial changes of one physiological variable or global and massive changes can be observed. (Series B)