Sharing Poetic Expressions:Beauty, Sublime, Mysticism in Islamic and Occidental Culture. Auflage 2011 N.N
Helicon Drive is the first installment of the Poetic Score series, a new form of audiobook entertainment created by Adam and Eric Sullivan of Quiet Place. This unique series is characterized by having a full musical composition underneath each narrated chapter, enhancing emotion and capturing the true essence of a story. Helicon Drive is a glimpse into the lives of Daniel, a medical resident, and Beenie, a waitress in her mid-20s - complete strangers who were destined to meet. This is a short story about the birth of hope and love in the midst of tragedy and confusion. Helicon Drive sheds light on love´s eternal grasp, not bound by this body, space, or time. The notion that love and a sense of purpose from this life can be carried to the next. After the death of a patient, Daniel becomes rattled with confusion, denial, and a fading sense of self. In the wake of this tragedy, he finds Beenie. Despite their undeniable attraction to one another, each remains focused on the search for the answer - an answer to the problem that burdens them both. After days of sharing intense glances and enticing body language, Beenie would give anything to speak to this man who now haunts her dreams. Daniel can´t deny Beenie´s beauty and becomes consumed by it. Someone he initially thought to be a distraction from his search has now become his object of desire. By the time the lovers realize that what they were searching for was each other, life tries to rip them apart. Now, caught in the vice grip of life, is Daniel and Beenie´s love strong enough to last? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Valdini, Jessica Booth, Andrew Connors, Katie Nettle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048743/bk_acx0_048743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caldecott Honor Book! "An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text." - Association for Childhood Education International 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melba Sibrel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002995/bk_lili_002995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 98-stanza meter-and-rhyme translation of ´´Legenda Luceafarului´´ - an entrancing masterpiece by Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), the Romanian national poet - captures the essence of the original work´s musicality and poetic nuance. It is the story of a young princess´ longing and impossible love for the immortal star who, sharing her love, takes human form and tries to become mortal. The Eve Star´s flight back through time and space to Father Demiurge in search of it, as part of this enticing romantic tale, combines poetic substance and existential insights that will delight any listener. Mr. Sahlean is justly considered the premiere translator of Eminescu into English. This rendition has no sense of limitation or restriction found in some translations and is truly rewarding when heard aloud. ´´The Legend of the Evening Star´´ was twice staged as a theatrical-musical-choreographic production off-Broadway in 2005 and 2008. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Geidt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040935/bk_acx0_040935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poetry and Inspiration for the Journey of Being Human The infinitely varied journeys of our lives share a common destiny: to be worn of all that is not essential till we are reduced to joy. On Reduced to Joy, best-selling author and poet-philosopher Mark Nepo invites you to join him in a poignant examination of ´´the gifts and challenges of being a spirit here on Earth,´´ through six captivating sessions that address the vital task of discovering and returning to what matters. Listening to the Teachers Hidden in Every Moment Mark Nepo describes poetry as ´´the unexpected utterance of the soul.´´ Every poem and by extension every moment can serve as a teacher, if we can attend to it with an open mind and heart. By sharing 56 original poems along with the insights of fellow writers, Mark brings us into our own living conversation with the teachers hidden in everything that we experience, in order to welcome their universal lessons. Over the course of this six-hour program, he reveals the genesis of his own poems, unpacks the stunning insights they hold, and encourages us to reflect both personally and with friends on how these empowering truths show themselves in the poetic revelations of our own lives.There is a Sioux saying that the longest journey you will ever make in your life is from your head to your heart. No one is exempt from this great adventure. With Reduced to Joy, Mark Nepo awaits as your guide to the place ´´where the glow of your heart touches everything it meets so you can´t help but remember how dear it is to be alive.´´ Highlights The Longest Journey - on doing, being, and awakening the source of genius within To Know By Heart - on moving from depth to surface and ´´loving your window´´ The Art of Facing Things - on the courage to say yes to life again and again Walking Together - on authentic relationship and expanding the heart´s perception ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Nepo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000640/sp_true_000640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tonight I´m Someone Else is a highly anticipated audiobook collection, from the writer whom Maggie Nelson has called, ´´bracingly good…refreshing and welcome”, that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect. From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and sharing. Starting with Hodson’s own work experience, which ranges from the mundane to the bizarre - including modeling and working on a NASA Mars mission - Hodson expands outward, looking at the ways in which the human will submits, whether in the marketplace or in a relationship. Both tender and jarring, this collection is relevant to anyone who’s ever searched for what the self is worth. Hodson’s accumulation within each piece is purposeful, and her prose vivid, clear, and sometimes even shocking, as she explores the wonderful and strange forms of desire. This is a fresh, poetic audiobook debut from an exciting emerging voice, in which Hodson asks, ´´How much can a body endure?” And the resounding answer: ´´Almost everything.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Hodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003498/bk_aren_003498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One symbol, perhaps above all others, holds a crucial significance for everyone in search of wholeness: the well. From the terrestrial world it leads down into darkness, to the treasure of pure feminine consciousness. We are each blessed with our own well, and from this source of salvation and eternal life, teaches Marion Woodman, we must ´´drink or die´´. In Sitting by the Well, this acclaimed Jungian analyst and author uses dreams, symbols, and body imagery to reach into the shadows of the unconscious mind and cast light on our everyday lives. Here is a poetic culmination of Woodman´s many years of work with the psychological impact of patriarchy on men´s and women´s lives - from distorted body image and addiction to sexual trauma and relationships to our ultimate connection with the Great Mother (matter) and Great Father (spirit). Rare Lectures Collected for the First Time On six archival recordings - each one digitally remastered for maximum clarity and comprehension - Marion Woodman unravels Carl Jung´s core teachings about archetypes and the unconscious and analyzes how dreams and metaphors provide powerful healing tools for the psyche. You will hear the evolution of Woodman´s theories throughout the past decade while vividly sharing her insights into what we each must do to open to spirit and find meaning in our suffering. For all of us interested in what Woodman calls ´´the language of our instincts´´, Sitting by the Well is a one-of-a-kind guide for learning it. In her practice, Woodman has encountered many people who feel lost and out of touch with their bodies and their spirits. Where is the energy and imagery we need for nourishment? Join Marion Woodman and find your way to a wellspring for deeper guidance with Sitting by the Well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marion Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000724/sp_true_000724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This second, expanded edition of Josephine Balmer?s classic translation of the Greek poet Sappho has new, recently-discovered fragments, including the Brothers Poem, the Kypris Song and the Cologne Fragment. In a new essay on these additions she discusses the issues raised in the translating ? and in some cases retranslating ? of these fragmentary and ever-shifting texts. Poems & Fragments is now the only complete, readily-available translation in English of Sappho?s surviving work.Sappho was one of the greatest poets in classical literature. Her lyric poetry is among the finest ever written, and although little of her work has survived and little is known about her, she is regarded not just as one of the greatest women poets, but often as the greatest woman poet in world literature.She lived on the island of Lesbos around 600 BC, and even in her lifetime, her work was widely known and admired in the Greek world. Plato called her ´the tenth muse´, and she was a major influence on other poets, from Horace and Catullus to more recent lyric poets. Yet in later centuries, speculation about her sexuality has tended to diminish her poetic reputation. One medieval pope considered her so subversive that her poems were burned.Some of her poems were written for the women she loved, but her circle of women friends and admirers was not unlike Socrates´ circle of followers. She may have been a lesbian in the modern sense, or she may not, but to call her a lesbian poet is an over-simplification. What remains is her poetry, or the fragments which have survived of it, and her intense, sensuous, highly accomplished love poems are among the finest in any language.First published in 1984 and revised in 1992, Josephine Balmer´s edition brings together all the extant poems and fragments of Sappho. In a comprehensive introduction, she discusses Sappho´s poetry, its historical background and critical reputation, as well as aspects of contemporary Greek society, sexuality and women.´Balmer´s translations are the best I have read to date. She gives me the trace of a spirited, deed-minded, direct, guileless soul, and she modestly fulfils Boris Pasternak´s demand that ?ideally translation too will be a work of art; sharing a common text, it will stand alongside the original, unrepeatable in its own right? ´ - Christopher Logue, Literary Review´If Josephine Balmer´s new translations can bring Sappho´s sensuous clarity, her genius, back into prominence, they will perform an invaluable service not only to us, but to poetry.´ - Harriett Gilbert, Sunday Times