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The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
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  • Release Date :2014-09-16
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 145161103X
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Summary : The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
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  • Release Date :2011-11-16
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 1451676883
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Summary : With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
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  • Release Date :2001-06-12
  • Total pages :571
  • ISBN : 068485466X
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Summary : The author offers a look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, and available therapies.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : Kathleen Norris
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780745953663
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Summary : RELIGION & BELIEFS. A memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soul-weariness, and explores its relevance to the modern individual and culture.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
  • Author : John Blackwell
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : 9780824521363
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Summary : In these elegant and thoughtful essays, Dr.Blackwell takes us on a spiritual journey through the Bible.

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton
  • Author : Michael Zammit
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :26
  • ISBN :
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Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon
  • Author : Donald Grayston
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  • Release Date :2015-10-29
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 0718844424
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Summary : In Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon, Donald Grayson transforms a long-neglected cache of letters found in an ancient monastery into a book that offers new insight into the author of these letters, Thomas Merton, the renowned spiritual writer. At the time of their writing, the mid-1950s, he was living as a Trappist monk, at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Having reached an impasse in his monastic vocation he decided to leave Gethsamani for the Monastery of Camaldoli in Italy. Camaldoli at that time, bucolic and peaceful outwardly, was inwardly riven by a pre-Vatican II culture war; whereas Gethsemani, which he tried so hard to leave, became, when he was given his hermitage there in 1965, his place to recover Eden. In walking with Merton on this journey, and reading the letters he wrote and received at the time, we find ourselves asking, as he did, with so much energy and honesty, the deep questions that we may well need to answer in our own lives.

A Stone Boat

A Stone Boat
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
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  • Release Date :2013-06-04
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1476710929
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Summary : The debut novel, first published nearly twenty years ago, from the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity—a luminous and moving evocation of the love between a son and his mother. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction prize, A Stone Boat is an achingly beautiful, deeply perceptive story of family, sexuality, and the startling changes wrought by grief, loss, and self-discovery. Harry, an internationally celebrated young concert pianist, travels to Paris to confront his glamorous and formidable mother about her dismay at his homosexuality. Before he can give voice to his hurt and anger, he discovers that she is terminally ill. In an attempt to escape his feelings of guilt and despair over the prospect of her death, he embarks on several intense affairs—one with a longtime female friend—that force him to question his capacity for love, and finally to rediscover it. Part eulogy, part confession, and part soliloquy on forgiveness, A Stone Boat is a luminous evocation of the destructive and regenerative, all-encompassing love between a son and his mother, by America’s foremost chronicler of personal and familial resilience.

The Noonday Devil

The Noonday Devil
  • Author : Dom Jean-Charles Nault
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  • Release Date :2015-11-11
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1681496879
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Summary : The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word “sloth”, however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern people who describe their condition as depression, melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis. He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts persons in all states of life— priests, religious, and married or single laymen. He details not only the symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it.

Far and Away

Far and Away
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
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  • Release Date :2016-04-19
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 1476795061
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Summary : From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair). Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these “meaty dispatches…are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures” (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: “You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon’s eyes, you will also care about it more” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Malignant Sadness

Malignant Sadness
  • Author : Lewis Wolpert
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  • Release Date :2011-05-05
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0571266711
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Summary : 'An excellent book, the most objective short account I know of all the various approaches to depression.' Anthony Storr Several years ago, Lewis Wolpert had a severe episode of depression. Despite a happy marriage and successful scientific career, he could think only of suicide. When he did recover, he became aware of the stigma attached to depression - and just how difficult it was to get reliable information. With characteristic candour and determination he set about writing this book, an acclaimed investigation into the causes and treatments of depression, which formed the basis for a BBC TV series. This paperback edition features a new introduction, in which Wolpert discusses the reaction to his book and BBC series, and recounts his own recurring struggle with depression.

Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree
  • Author : Andrew Solomon
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :962
  • ISBN : 0743236726
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Summary : The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

Rapport

Rapport
  • Author : Emily Alison,Laurence Alison
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  • Release Date :2020-07-30
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781785042065
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The Depression Cure

The Depression Cure
  • Author : Stephen S. Ilardi
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  • Release Date :2009-06-02
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 078674748X
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Summary : In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life. Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need. The Depression Cure program has already delivered dramatic results, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications.

Sightlines

Sightlines
  • Author : Terry Osborne
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 9781584650836
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Summary : A powerful personal account of outer exploration and inner discovery.