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Hosted by the Center for Sacred Sciences Library When: Thursday, July 7, 2016 Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm Where: 5440 Saratoga Street, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
Description: For July's meeting we will discuss the works Kathleen Norris. Her work is not yet in our library, so Smith Family and Eugene Public Library will be your best sources. Some that participants have talked about reading include:
Kathleen Norris is the author of two books of poetry, Falling Off (1971) and The Middle of the World (1981) and has received awards from the Guggenheim and Bush foundations. She lives in Lemmon, South Dakota, with her husband. In Acedia & Me, Kathleen Norris explicates and demystifies the forgotten but utterly relevant concept of acedia, a term that has often been understood as spiritual sloth, but really signifies the serious malady of being unable to care. With great insight and candor, Norris explores acedia through the geography of her life as a writer; her marriage and the challenges of commitment in the midst of grave illness; and her keen interest in the monastic tradition. She writes of her and her husband David's battles with acedia and its clinical cousin, depression. (jasbro)… (mais)
Kathleen Norris lê de Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer’s Life.
It’s our pleasure to host Kathleen Norris as she presents the paperback edition of her bestseller, Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer’s Life. It’s a book of spirit and struggle in essay and memoir form. And one that will move you. (cindysku)
The extraordinary New York Times bestselling masterpiece from "one of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle). Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn't summon the energy for her daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with "acedia," a word she had discovered in early Church text years earlier. Fascinated by this "noonday demon," so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church, Norris knew she must restore this forgotten but important concept to the modern world's vernacular. An examination of acedia in the light of psychology, spirituality, the healing powers of religious practice, and Norris's own experience, "Acedia & Me" is both intimate and historically sweeping, brimming with exasperation and reverence, sometimes funny, often provocative, and always insightful. (RainyDayBooks)… (mais)
Prairie Lights and ICPL co-sponsor Kathleen Norris reading from "Acedia and Me". Ms. Norris will be signing her book after the reading and copies will be available to purchase through on-site sales from Prairie Lights Bookstore. (peacox)
In Acedia and Me (Riverhead), Kathleen Norris, author of the bestselling Amazing Grace, demystifies a spiritual concept, exploring acedia — or soul-weariness — through her life as a writer; her marriage and the challenges of commitment in the midst of grave illness; and her keen interest in the monastic tradition. (oregonobsessionz)… (mais)
AUTHOR EVENT - KATHLEEN NORRIS: ACEDIA & ME: A MARRIAGE, MONKS, AND A WRITER'S LIFE
Author Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning or summon the energy for daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with "acedia"—soul weariness—a word she discovered in an early Church text when she was in her thirties. Having endured times of deep soul-weariness since her teens, she immediately recognized that this passage described her affliction: sinking into a state of being unable to care. Fascinated by this "noonday demon," so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church, Norris read intensively and knew she must restore this forgotten but utterly relevant and important concept to the modern world's vernacular. Like Norris's bestselling The Cloister Walk, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life is part memoir and part meditation. Norris explicates and demystifies a spiritual concept, exploring acedia through the geography of her life as a writer, her marriage and the challenges of commitment in the midst of grave illness, and her keen interest in the monastic tradition.
SEATING begins one hour before the event. Lettered tickets (free with book purchase) will be called alphabetically to fill seats and will also be used to form the booksigning line. Seating opens to the general public fifteen minutes before the event, so please arrive early, as space is limited. (lawgrrl07)… (mais)
Warwick's, Quarta-feira, Outubro 1, 2008 às 7:30pm
Acedia is an ancient word meaning “soul weariness,” a feeling author Kathleen Norris (The Cloister Walk; Amazing Grace) had experienced at different times in her life since she was a teenager. In Acedia & Me she explores the concept not only as it relates to her own life—in her marriage and the challenges of grave illness; in her interest in the monastic tradition—but also as it relates to society as a whole, which Norris contends seems to be suffering from “restless boredom, frantic escapism, commitment phobia and enervating despair.” (alphaorder)… (mais)