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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 ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Edited By Gokal,R.,Khanna,R.,Krediet,R.Th. And Nolph,K.D.
In 1994, the expert knowledge of Ram Gokal and Karl D. Nolph, the two foremost figures in the field of peritoneal dialysis, was combined to produce the first edition of the Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis. Since its conception, however, our understanding of peritoneal dialysis related physiology, kinetics and clinical outcomes, as well as the concepts of intraperitoneal chemotherapy, has increased sufficiently to make an updated and completely revised edition of the work necessary. An expansion of the editorial team by fellow-experts Ramesh Khanna and Raymond Krediet enabled an even more comprehensive approach to be taken. 862pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0792359674
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Inventory #14926
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 79.20 approx. - € 69.60 approx.)
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N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Crease to Page 9 and 10. 159pp.
Brotherfield M.B. Church, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Printing. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0889258422
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Inventory #25720
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Labouchere, Rachel
315pp. N.B. Some annotations to the margins throughout. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to spine.
William Sessions Limited, 1988, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1850720185
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Inventory #25279
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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The National Library Board of Singapore held its inaugural World Library Summit in April 2002. Entitled Global Knowledge Renaissance, it fielded a broad range of speakers from several information-related disciplines who shared ideas about new ways forward for knowledge technology. The main themes covered were 'Digital Civilisation and Knowledge Societies', 'People Connectivity and Cultural Entrepreneurship' and 'Knowledge Governance and Collaboration'. This collection of selected papers presented at the Summit has been compiled and organised into three sections: Emerging Convergences; Libraries in the Knowledge Society; Knowledge Strategies. This publication extends to readers the lively exchange which took place at the Summit and provides the basis for all knowledge professionals to work towards a true Global Knowledge Renaissance. 209pp.
Times Editions,Singapore, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9812325212
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Inventory #13056
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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