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In Pursuit Of Silence

Author : George Prochnik
ISBN : 9780385533263
Genre : Social Science
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A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them. Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe. Traveling across the country and meeting and listening to a host of incredible characters, including doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet.

In Pursuit Of Silence

Author : Cinema Guild
ISBN : 0781515564
Genre : Noise
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It is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe, from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet, and inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

The Cinematography Of In Pursuit Of Silence

Author : Transcendental Media
ISBN : 1366708504
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26-page photo book featuring the stunning cinematography of the award-winning film "In Pursuit of Silence" (SXSW, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest) directed by Patrick Shen.

In Pursuit Of The English

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780007381678
Genre : Fiction
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By turns, an unsparing and joyous account of life in a postwar London rooming house by Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007.

In Pursuit Of Lost Self

Author : Gowri Sankar Reddy Singareddy
Genre : Self-Help
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This is the book you might have never come across of its kind which makes you experience your own self beyond the thought and imagination. It is the book that takes you on an insightful journey deeper into yourself and lets you witness the reflection of your own existence. You might even be wondering if it is the one you have written for yourself. Greatness of this book would be its key that unlocks you to find everything within yourself. The book serves you as a channel through which the greatness of the creator reaches you. It might even give you a shock as how a twenty two year old one could project the essence of life on experiencing the deepest insights to such a greatness that helps you in creating an intuitive path to lead life with greater maturity. You can experience the greatness of the creator through the experiences that the author shared in the book and eventually you may experience yourself as an expression of God by the end of the book.

20th Century Responses To The Absurd

Author : Carol Ruth Sternhell
ISBN : OCLC:804088978
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Author : Michael Harris
ISBN : 9781250088611
Genre : Psychology
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With a foreword by Nicholas Carr, author of the Pulitzer Prize–finalist The Shallows. Today, society embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on mobile devices and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive connection. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded isolation: we are always linked, but only shallowly so. The capacity to be alone, properly alone, is one of life’s subtlest skills. Real solitude is a powerful resource we can call upon—a crucial ingredient for a rich interior life. It inspires reflection, allows creativity to flourish, and improves our relationships with ourselves and, unexpectedly, with others. Idle hands can, in fact, produce the extraordinary. In living bigger and faster, we have forgotten the joys of silence, and undervalued how profoundly it can revolutionize our lives. This book is about discovering stillness inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy lives. With wit and energy, award-winning author Michael Harris weaves captivating true stories with reporting from the world’s foremost brain researchers, psychologists, and tech entrepreneurs to guide us toward a state of measured connectivity that balances quiet and companionship. Solitude is a beautiful and convincing statement on the transformative power of being alone.

Notes On Silence

Author : Cassidy Hall
ISBN : 1388704692
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The Impossible Exile

Author : George Prochnik
ISBN : 9781783781157
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig, born to an affluent Jewish family in Vienna, had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies became instant bestsellers, and his cultural patronage, his generosity, and his literary connections, were legendary. In 1934, following Hitler's rise to power, Zweig left Vienna for England, then New York, and, finally, Petrpolis, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. With the destruction of the cultural milieu of pre-Nazi Europe, Zweig's life in exile became increasingly isolated. In 1942 he and his wife, Lotte Altmann, were found dead. They had committed suicide, just after Zweig had completed his famous autobiography, The World of Yesterday. The Impossible Exile tells the mesmerizing and tragic story of Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall, the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the alienation of the refugees forced into exile. Zweig embodied and witnessed the end of an era: the great Central European civilization of Vienna and Berlin.

New England Review

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018487774
Genre : American literature
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In Pursuit Of Contemporary East Asian Culture

Author : Xiaobing Tang
ISBN : 9780429720918
Genre : Political Science
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These critical essays examine East Asian culture through an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural lens. Readings of film, television, and visual and literary texts reveal the historical condition as well as the contemporary impulses driving East Asian culture today. We feel the muted tension in a rural South Korean village; we walk down the bustling streets of Hong Kong and witness the city's protean possibilities for a postrevolutionary reality. The boisterous tarento shows on Japanese television force us to rethink the nature of information and image production in relation to leisure management; cinematic spectacles in Japan, North Korea, Taiwan, and China point to complex issues of agency, the formation of the public sphere, and postnationalist identities. We see contemporary fiction from China and Japan engage themes of desire and remembrance as metaphors to express a profound historical anxiety. Mirroring the fast-moving and multifaceted landscape is our ability to move freely through time as we confront legitimizing narratives of modernization in early-twentieth-century Japan and, against an emerging regime of global capitalism, reexamine the approaching century in imagined historical hindsight. By anticipating the geocultural shift to the Asian Pacific Rim in the twenty-first century, this volume serves as both an introduction to contemporary East Asian culture and an exploration of its global context.

In Pursuit Of Meaning

Author : Baruch A. Levine
ISBN : 9781575066387
Genre : History
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In a career spanning almost five decades, Baruch Levine’s numerous publications reflect his wide-ranging interests and areas of expertise in the study of the Hebrew Bible, the ancient Near East, and early Judaism. In Pursuit of Meaning brings together 51 of the most important articles that Professor Levine produced during his years at Brandeis University (1962–69) and New York University (1969–2000, emeritus 2000–). The first volume, containing 27 articles, focuses on the study of religion in the biblical and ancient Near Eastern worlds from a number of perspectives, ranging from close philological analysis of written sources to anthropological studies of ancient cultic practices. In the 24 articles of the second volume, Levine engages broader aspects of ancient Near Eastern society, from legal institutions of various types to larger societal forms of organization. This volume also contains some of his more incisive lexicographical and philological contributions to the study of the Hebrew and Aramaic languages. The flavor of Prof. Levine’s work is captured in this paragraph from his introduction to these two volumes: “Looking back, and reviewing my writings, I realize what it is that I have been seeking all along. I have been in pursuit of meaning, employing scholarly methods, primarily philology and semantics, to the exegesis of ancient Near Eastern texts, preserved in several languages, principally the Hebrew Bible. I regard language as the key to meaning. This conclusion would appear to be self-evident, and yet, philology is often sidelined in favor of engaging larger frameworks. Most of all, I challenge the notion that we already know the meaning of the words and clauses central to the texts under investigation, and may proceed directly to other considerations without first re-examining the smaller units. Again and again, that policy has resulted in flawed interpretation, and in missed opportunities for learning. This is not to say that scholars should stop at the smaller units, and, indeed, the tendency to do so has been largely responsible for the reaction against Semitic philology so noticeable since the latter part of the 20th century. It is our challenge to move outward from focal points to the circumference, from text to context, from content to structure.”

In Pursuit Of Satan

Author : Robert D. Hicks
ISBN : UOM:39015021492064
Genre : True Crime
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Synopsis: Mutilated animals. Defaced tombstones. Sexual abuse in daycare centers. Is America threatened by a satanic conspiracy? In this book, Robert D. Hicks exposes law enforcement's obsessive preoccupation with Satanism as a model for criminal behavior. While satanic belief has played a part in crimes ranging from petty vandalism to serial murders, Hicks avows that there is no substantial evidence for the existence of a nationwide satanic crime continuum. Hicks points out that the satanic criminal model is expedient largely due to its simplicity and economy, reducing to simple formulas such complex problems as drug abuse, teen suicide, and sexual molestation. His research utilizes a unique blend of law-enforcement methodology, anthropology, folklore, history, sociology, psychology and psychiatry. He attributes the cult conspiracy theory to beliefs fueled by Christian fundamentalist sects and to the ungovernable mechanisms of rumor-panics, subversive mythology, and urban legend. In Pursuit of Satan documents examples of rumor-panics in which the police have fomented fear by attributing crimes to Satanists, indulging in sheer speculation and promulgating misinformation through the sensationalist news media. Hicks examines the construction of the satanic ideology among law enforcement officials, focusing on the exploitation of Satanism as a new scapegoat for public fears and addressing the phenomenon of credulity among police forces and allied professionals in social work, psychiatry, and psychology.

In Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : James M. Houston
ISBN : 0891099360
Genre : Apologetics
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Everyone wants to be happy--but few of us truly are. By examining nine different personality types and how they pursue happiness, Houston demonstrates that true contentment comes from the kind of people we are--regardless of our personality--and discovers that happiness can only happen when we have a strong life in relationship with others.

Prayer And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Richard Harries
ISBN : PSU:000011274322
Genre : Christian life
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In Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : Mark Kingwell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028475650
Genre : Psychology
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Addresses the philosophical question about the nature of happiness, why it is so elusive, and how to make it a definitive part of our lives, in a lively collection of essays and observations that ranges from the ancient works of Plato to the modern consumer and high-tech society. 15,000 first printing.

One Square Inch Of Silence

Author : Gordon Hempton
ISBN : 1416559825
Genre : Nature
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In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s fastest-disappearing resource, warns Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who has made it his mission to record and preserve it in all its variety—before these soul-soothing terrestrial soundscapes vanish completely in the ever-rising din of man-made noise. Recalling the great works on nature written by John Muir, John McPhee, and Peter Matthiessen, this beautifully written narrative, co-authored with John Grossmann, is also a quintessentially American story—a road trip across the continent from west to east in a 1964 VW bus. But no one has crossed America like this. Armed with his recording equipment and a decibel-measuring sound-level meter, Hempton bends an inquisitive and loving ear to the varied natural voices of the American landscape—bugling elk, trilling thrushes, and drumming, endangered prairie chickens. He is an equally patient and perceptive listener when talking with people he meets on his journey about the importance of quiet in their lives. By the time he reaches his destination, Washington, D.C., where he meets with federal officials to press his case for natural silence preservation, Hempton has produced a historic and unforgettable sonic record of America. With the incisiveness of Jack Kerouac’s observations on the road and the stirring wisdom of Robert Pirsig repairing an aging vehicle and his life, One Square Inch of Silence provides a moving call to action. More than simply a book, it is an actual place, too, located in one of America’s last naturally quiet places, in Olympic National Park in Washington State.

In Pursuit Of Doris Lessing

Author : Claire Sprague
ISBN : 9781349207541
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The phenomenon of Doris Lessing's global reputation and readership is addressed for the first time in In Pursuit of Doris Lessing through a series of essays that also provide a provocative overview of Lessing's long career from The Grass Is Singing, the first of a series of African and woman-centered politically radical works, to her latest galactic and politically conservative works. Nine different Lessings emerge from these essays, forcing us to question received propositions about the universality of literature and the stability of the text and uncovering and recovering in the process the pungent, variable, controversial Lessing who has been and remains as international and transcultural as she is African and English.

In Pursuit Of The Truth

Author : Larry L. DeRaad
ISBN : 9781491835715
Genre : Religion
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If you were told, you are a free moral agent, you were lied to. If you were told, you are basically a good person, you were lied to. If you were told, one church is as good as another, you were lied to. If you were told, you could worship God with crucifixes, statues, jewelry, crosses, etc. you were lied to. If you were told, everyone is a child of God, you were lied to. If you were told, baptism was a necessary part of salvation, you were lied to. If you weren’t told about being born again, saved, or regenerated, you were being lied to If you were told, Jesus died for the sins of everyone, you were lied to. If you were told, infants could be baptized, you were lied to. If you were told, baptism washed away your sins, you were lied to. If you were told, you had to belong to a church, or a certain church, you were lied to. If you are a member of a church that Jesus didn’t build, you are being lied to. If you were told, your honesty, integrity, loyalty, goodness, etc. would save you, you were lied to. If you think truth is irrelevant, you are dead wrong, or if you think your idea of truth is okay, you’re dead in trespasses and sins. Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness;”

In Pursuit Of God S Presence

Author : Mary Simpson
ISBN : 9781604779219
Genre : Religion
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In this work, an effort is made to help individuals charter a course to and then remain in God's presence by understanding how He abides with His people. (Christian)

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