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Awakenings

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9780307834096
Genre : Psychology
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Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

Awakenings

Author : Oliver W. Sacks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037215931
Genre : African trypanosomiasis
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Documentary deals with the aftermath of the encephalitis outbreak which occurred following World War I. Describes and depicts the symptoms of the condition and the initially dramatic and beneficial effect of l-dopa treatment. Includes interviews with Oliver Sacks.

Awakenings

Author : Edward Lazellari
ISBN : 1429982926
Genre : Fiction
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Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family. Seth Raincrest is a washed-up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends. The two have nothing in common—except that they both suffer from retrograde amnesia. It's as if they just appeared out of thin air thirteen years ago, and nothing has been able to restore their memories. Now their forgotten past has caught up to them with a vengeance. Cal's and Seth's lives are turned upside down as they are stalked by otherworldly beings who know about the men's past lives. But these creatures aren't here to help; they're intent on killing anyone who gets in their way. In the balance hangs the life of a child who might someday restore a broken empire to peace and prosperity. With no clue why they're being hunted, Cal and Seth must accept the aid of a strange and beautiful woman who has promised to unlock their secrets. The two must stay alive long enough to protect their loved ones, recover their true selves—and save two worlds from tyranny and destruction. Awakenings launches a captivating fantasy saga by an amazing and talented new storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Awakenings

Author : Bernard Koloski
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Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national success in her lifetime (1850--1904) as a writer of Louisiana "local color" fiction, after her death her work fell into obscurity until 1969, when Norwegian literary scholar Per Seyersted published The Complete Works of Kate Chopin and sparked a remarkable American literary revival. Chopin soon became a major presence in the canon, and today every college textbook surveying American literature contains a Chopin short story, her novel The Awakening, or an excerpt from it. In this unique work, twelve prominent Chopin scholars reflect on their parts in the Kate Chopin revival and its impact on their careers. A generation ago, against powerful odds, many of them staked their reputations on the belief -- now fully validated -- that Chopin is one of America's essential writers. These scholars energetically sponsored Chopin's works in the 1970s and 1980s and encouraged reading, studying, and teaching Chopin. They wrote books and articles about her, gave talks about her, offered interviews to newspapers and magazines, taught her works in their classes, and urged their colleagues to do the same, helping to build a network of teachers, students, editors, journalists, librarians, and others who continue to promote Chopin's work. Throughout, these essays stress several elements vital to the revival's success. Timing proved critical, as the rise of the women's movement and the emergence of new sexual norms in the 1960s helped set an ideal context for Chopin in the United States and abroad in the 1970s and 1980s. Seyersted's biography of Chopin and his accurate texts of her entire oeuvre allowed scholars to quickly publish their analyses of her work. Popular media -- including Redbook, New York Times, and PBS -- took notice of Chopin and advanced her work outside the scholarly realm. But in the final analysis, as the contributors point out, Kate Chopin's irresistible writing itself made her revival possible. Highly personal, at times amusing, and always thought provoking, these revealing recollections and new critical insights offer a fascinating firsthand account of a decisive moment in American literary history.

Awakenings

Author : A. J. O'Connell
ISBN : 9781449017828
Genre : Fiction
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Fuming with rage and bitterness six friends band together to avenge the destruction of a small human settlement. Through sheer determination and stoic resolve they succeed, though at what cost? Because of their actions, one of them will fall to the enemy and Velthanjantle, the demonic avatar of Kargonis is resurrected. Though weak, the demon breaks free to reign havoc once again upon the world. Fifteen years later, the demon is fully healed and searching for the mysterious Three Chains of Gold; three relics from the War of the Gods which when united will bring about new balance among the Greater Realms. If Velthanjantle is able to find the chains the dark god could be free once more to walk among mortals and foil the decree set in place at the culmination of the War of the Gods by Ravina Estarra, the Goddess of Time. It falls on those who released the demon to gather their forces and train their armies and guilds to stop the end of the world. Together or separated, six mortals must set in motion the events necessary to save Reality from ultimate doom. From demonic plots and greedy dragons to hardened assassins and pious priests, the demon Velthanjantle quickly becomes the least of their problems.

Awakenings

Author : Gabriel Marcel
ISBN : 0874626536
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Annotation French intellectual Marcel's (1889-1973) autobiography /En chemin, vers quel was published in 1971 by Gallimard, Paris. An English translation by Peter S. Rogers is being brought out in light of the impact his work has had on postmodern thought. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Awakenings

Author : J. Terry Johnson
ISBN : 9781616634827
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Who am I? What career path is right for me? Where do I look for a compatible mate? These are the questions that haunted a college freshman struggling with crucial decisions regarding his future, while sinking deeper into the black hole of fraternity life. He thought he was on the right track, attending the college of his dreams and being initiated into the frat brotherhood. But after an unsettling spring break trip to Mexico-the first of many Awakenings-his life course turned in an unexpected direction as he made the daring move to transfer schools, leaving the prestigious private university in north Dallas for a small, unknown college in Oklahoma City. Join in the adventure, tragedy, and romance that transform an unsettled adolescent into a confident, keenly directed adult. See the puzzle of a young man's life come together as a series of defining moments make the future crystal clear. You will come away with an enlightened sense of what it means to be living in the providential care of a loving God.

Revivals Awakenings And Reform

Author : William G. McLoughlin
ISBN : 0226560929
Genre : History
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In Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform, McLoughlin draws on psychohistory, sociology, and anthropology to examine the relationship between America's five great religious awakenings and their influence on five great movements for social reform in the United States. He finds that awakenings (and the revivals that are part of them) are periods of revitalization born in times of cultural stress and eventuating in drastic social reform. Awakenings are thus the means by which a people or nation creates and sustains its identity in a changing world. "This book is sensitive, thought-provoking and stimulating. It is 'must' reading for those interested in awakenings, and even though some may not revise their views as a result of McLoughlin's suggestive outline, none can remain unmoved by the insights he has provided on the subject."—Christian Century "This is one of the best books I have read all year. Professor McLoughlin has again given us a profound analysis of our culture in the midst of revivalistic trends."—Review and Expositor

Awakenings

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ISBN : 030011964X
Genre : Art
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Transmitted from China to Japan in the 13th century, Zen Buddhism not only introduced religious practices but also literature, calligraphy, philosophy, and ink painting to Japanese disciples. This elegant book discusses these fields as they combined to encompass the evocative practice of figure painting within Zen Buddhism in medieval Japan. Focusing on forty-seven exceptional Japanese and Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries––which together illustrate the story of the “awakening” of Zen art––the book features essays by distinguished scholars that discuss the life and art within Zen monastic and lay communities. The authors explore the ideology underlying the development of Zen’s own pantheon of characters created to imagine the Buddha’s wisdom and offer fresh insights into the role of the visual arts within Zen practice as it developed in Japan in close dialogue with the Asian continent.

Awakenings

Author : George Boyle
ISBN : 9781468565805
Genre : Poetry
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These poems were neither written for the critic nor intended to gain access to the ethereal realm of "Poets." Rather they are intended for rare readers of poetry. While written over the past decade, their content spans eighty years. And while the book contains religious poems it is not a book of religious verse. It includes reflections on life's tragedies, such as Alzheimer's Disease: "I live amid shadows./ They fell as imperceptibly/ As the shades of evening,/ Enveloping me in a mist,/ Thick, unyielding, cold." It describes the travails of loneliness: "Mourning: It never ends,/ This heaviness of the heart,/ It sits unrelentingly upon the breast." It covers the ordinary days of people. Jeff and Family: "Then for a brief moment,/ We pause just to ensure./ Our covenant is still enduring,/ And our commitment is so very sure./ With kindly words and loving gestures,/ We seek to soothe each other's heart,/ We give the day its final blessing,/ As we experienced its several parts." Some poems have their lighter side often provided by our Westie, Bonnie Jean: "The squirrel came loping through the snow/ One sunny winter's day/ Directly toward the birdseed box/ He carefully made his way...../ Upon the porch the doggie sat/ Quite perky and alert,/ She watched the squirrel his journey make/ She thought "He's just a jerk." It also speaks to the darker side of life: "Hatred burns the soul/ Leaving it crisp/ Without resilience/ Necessary to thought/ And creative dreams." Desolation: "LOST!/ The love that once burned passionately/ And, as a consuming fire, dissolved the nights/ And all too soon aroused the day/ ...../LOST!....../In the abyss/ Which we created,/ Not of malice,/ Nor by intention,/ But through forgetfulness/ To nurture/ That most delicate,/ Most human gift:/ THE CHERISHING SPIRIT." They seek to inspire hope, challenge complacency, bring smiles and tears, to honor the majesty of human existence.

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