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Neary, John
This book examines literary texts from various genres - prose fiction, plays, film - in order to explore the way dark and enlightening spiritual journeys are presented in literature. Combining literary criticism with Jungian approaches, the analysis focuses on well known religious, spiritual and psychological writings, with special reference to the work of James Hillman. Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale "Young Goodman Brown", which present uncannily similar stories, exemplify the book's theme: both are examples of a 'dark-side' narrative. In each case a limited, somewhat naive protagonist goes out, at night, into the darkness (the streets of New York in the case of Kubrick's protagonist, the New England forest in the case of Hawthorne's) and discovers things about himself and the world that he previously was unaware of. It is a disturbing discovery of deep imperfection and apparent perversity - an encounter with what Jungian psychology dubs 'the shadow'. But it is also an experience of what Christian theologian Paul Tillich calls 'depth', which he considers an experience of groundless mystery that is no less than an encounter with whatever people refer to when using the word 'God'. That a discovery of apparent perversity may be an illuminating experience of the divine is a paradox that lies at the heart of the mystery of each individual's 'shadow', no longer to be considered as a bundle of repressed negativity but as a harbinger of growth and soul, a doorway to spiritual illumination. In "Shadows and Illuminations", this paradox of dark-side narratives - that shadow is illuminative - is explored in relation to a variety of classic and contemporary literary works. 163pp. N.B. Foredge of pages marked. Bottom right corner of front board bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194314
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Inventory #27483
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Dowell, Susan; Hurcombe, Linda
N.B. Reading creases to spine. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 148pp.
SPCK, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Revised Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0281042926
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Inventory #26785
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Kedar, Mordechai
The Syrian regime, ruled by the Ba'th socialist party and headed by presidents from the 'Alawi minority, faces problems of legitimacy vis-a-vis its people, which it tackles through powerful security organizations and the state media. The government media machine exists to express the regime's viewpoint in both local and external spheres, and to promote acceptance of the legitimacy of Asad's presidency and government. The media also attempts to mobilize the masses to act in the service of the state by disseminating information which reflects Asad's position on current issues. The organs of the regime - army, party, security services, national and local authorities - are proclaimed as acting by order of the president. While personal commitment to the legitimacy of Hafiz al-Asad is the principal 'article of faith', this message is supported by complementary messages - Asad being true to the Moslem faith; Asad as historic leader; Asad as the focus of identity of all Syrian citizens; the 'crimes' of the Moslem Brotherhood, etc. - and vociferous political discourse. 302pp. N.B. 2 dents to rear board and rear D/J. Base of spine bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1902210743
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Inventory #24913
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Le Clezio, J.M.G.
Translated from the French by Peter Green.Head of book spine slightly bumped.Previous owner's signature on ffep.Some rubbing to head and tail of d/j spine and top edge of d/j.Price on d/j intact but crossed out with two reductions in pen.But overall quite a nice copy of a scarce book.
Hamish Hamilton, 1967, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First English Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 024191339X
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Inventory #20633
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 64.50 approx. - € 55.25 approx.)
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Edited By Huttl,Reinhard F. And Bellmann,Klaus
This volume summarises the result of an interdisciplinary research programme entitled "Rehabilitation of the Atmosphere of the New States of Germany - Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems". Before the unification of Germany, emission loads of SO2 and dust particles were up to 18-fold higher in East than in West Germany. However, emission rates have decreased significantly since reunification in 1990, due to the breakdown of a large number of industrial and particularly lignite-fired powerplants and the implementation of clean air technologies. In order to study the effects of these dramatic changes in atmospheric chemistry on terrestrial ecosystems, comprehensive field studies were conducted in pine forest ecosystems along an historic gradient of atmospheric deposition rates in the northeastern lowlands of Germany. The fast and dramatic reduction of dust particle and SO2 emissions offers a unique opportunity to test the role of SO2 and alkaline particle deposition with regard to changes or damage to forest ecosystems and whether the forest stands return to a state of resilience. 324pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792357132
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Inventory #14577
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 58.05 approx. - € 49.73 approx.)
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