Description : Wounds rethinks the relation between trauma memory and narrative through readings of key fictional, autobiographical and "autofictional" texts by recent French women writers.
Description : Body Trauma explains what happens to body organs and bones maimed by accident or intent and the small window of opportunity for emergency treatment. Research what happens in a hospital operating room and the personnel who initiate treatment. Use these facts to bring added realism to your stories and novels.
Description : It was in between my freshman and sophomore years of high school, that I wrote my fi rst short story 4 knights in armor, now titled Knights of Kenai. However, Knights of Kenai was cut from the fi nal version of this manuscript. Likewise the name of this book, originally it was entitled Writing my Heart Out but due to personal reasons I thought to change the title. This book has been ten years in the making and through those 10 years I have added new pieces and taken some out. With all the changes I fi nally have come to the point where I feel satisfi ed with this fi nal version. I feel ready to share these wounds with the world. Now when I say wounds I am referring to my emotions, and thoughts that I put forth into writing and in these wounds I show how I have been over these past ten years. Some political and some refl ecting my own life, this is me renewing myself getting out aggressions through my writings. For me writing about real life or stuff I am afraid to speak out about helps me in expressing myself. Writing in other words is a form of therapy. It is through writing that I allow myself to fully express how and what I am feeling instead of holding it in. Writing is my escape from this crazy world; I need to do it like I need to breathe. What I write are my wounds and when I share them I open them. So here are my wounds, they are now open!
Description : The first instalment in Anthony Riches' bestselling Empire series. 'A master of the genre' The Times Thrilling, authentic and action-packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire. Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the Wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.
Description : With powerful, practical, step-by-step writing exercises, a wealth of examples, and stories of personal transformation through journaling, Writing and Being demonstrates that intentional, guided journaling is a profound way to discover one's authentic self. Beyond mere diary writing, these creative journaling methods help readers chart a path for a better future. The book begins by providing tips for the logistics of journal keeping, and includes suggestions for getting started. It then explores the entire writing process and explains the distinctions between private writing and public writing. The book also explains the biology behind the powerful experience of journaling by laying out recent discoveries about the human brain, showing how journaling can heal psychological and spiritual wounds. Finally, the author shows how to make journaling both a voyage of self-discovery and a means of sharing one's journey and inspiring others in a caring community of expanding love, support, and positive energy.
Description : A powerful memoir tells how one woman writer found her own voice while creating a personal love relationship based on feminist thinking and reflects on the impact of birth control and the women's movement on society. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Description : Trauma has become a hotly contested topic in literary studies. But interest in trauma is not new; its roots extend to the Romantic period, when novelists and the first psychiatrists influenced each others' investigations of the »wounded mind«. This book looks back to these early attempts to understand trauma, reading a selection of Romantic novels in dialogue with Romantic and contemporary psychiatry. It then carries that dialogue forward to postmodern fiction, examining further how empirical approaches can deepen our theorizations of trauma. Within an interdisciplinary framework, this study reveals fresh insights into the poetics, politics, and ethics of trauma fiction.
Description : This analysis of selected texts by the Jewish-American author Paul Auster demonstrates the importance of Jewish teaching and history in his work for the development of a deconstructive style of writing. Marina Tsvetaeva's and Edmond Jabes' dictum, "all poets are Jews," serves as the focus on the aesthetic experience of alienation from language, which corresponds to the alienation from Jewish tradition in Auster's poetry and prose. In Auster's critical reception of Jacques Derrida, this alienation appears as a wound initiating the writing process. Since language is characterized by inconsistency and changeability, the lyrical persona keeps walking on stony paths through desert-like areas, while its destination to render some sort of "truth" remains out of sight. Focusing on Auster's poetry and his novels 'The Invention of Solitude', 'City of Glass', 'In the Country of Last Things', and 'The Book of Illusions', this investigation attempts to explain why the connection of Auster's aesthetic intentions with Jewish thought led him to abandon poetry altogether for the medium of prose. The interpretation of the religious dimension of these novels offers new readings which move away from the fixation on postmodern playfulness and arbitrariness.
Description : The subtitle of Maggie Ross's new book captures its essence, for it is about silence and our need to behold God. Beholding is a notion that we are in danger of losing. It is often lost in translation, even by the NRSV and the Jerusalem Bible. Beholding needs to be recovered both in theology and practice. Ross is very aware of poor talkative Christianity. There is a twofold plea to enter into silence--for lack of silence erodes our humanity--and to behold the radiance of God. This is a book full of deep questioning and the testing of our assumptions. Throughout there is a great love for the world and for our humanity, accompanied by sadness that we are so easily distracted . . . We are invited into a silence that is not necessarily an absence of noise, but is a limitless interior space. Ancient texts are used in new and exciting ways, and many of our worship practices are challenged. She is in no doubt that the glory of the human being is the beholding of God. --adapted from a review in The Church Times (London) by Canon David Adam.