The Life of Stuff

Author: Susannah Walker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473552788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3551


Shortlisted for the James Tait Black biography prize 2019 'A moving memoir.' Sunday Times 'Gripped me from the first page.' Clover Stroud, author of My Wild and Sleepless Nights 'A gripping read... a riveting piece of writing.' Radio 4 __________ What do our possessions say about us? Why do we project such meaning onto them? What becomes of the things we leave behind? Only after her mother's death does Susannah Walker discover how much of a hoarder she had become. Over the following months, Susannah has to sort through a dilapidated house filled to the brim with rubbish and treasures - filling bag after bag with possessions. But what she's really in search of is a woman she'd never really known or understood in life. This is her last chance to piece together her mother's story and make sense of their troubled relationship. What emerges from the mess of scattered papers, discarded photographs and an extraordinary amount of stuff is the history of a sad and fractured family, haunted by dead children, divorce and alcohol. The Life of Stuff is a deeply personal exploration of mourning and the shoring up of possessions against the losses and griefs of life, which also raises universal questions about what makes us the people we are. __________ 'Compelling and moving.' Ruth Hogan 'An excellent memoir.' Cathy Rentzenbrink

The Secret Life of Stuff

Author: Julie Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409040232

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 2188


Wouldn't you like: - Products that don't damage the environment? - A better way of life without agonising about your 'footprint'? - To really know your stuff? Climate change? Biofuels? Nuclear power? Landfills? Recycling? Renewable energy? Environmental issues can feel overwhelming. But, in fact, it is simple; it all comes down to one thing - stuff. Our use of the Earth's resources - whether a crisp packet or a cargo ship, a T-shirt or a wind turbine - has an inescapable impact on our future. In The Secret Life of Stuff, Julie Hill uncovers the origins and the true cost of what we use. Her inventory of over-consumption may shock but it is the first step towards overcoming waste. The misuse of stuff is not your fault, it's a product of history. But it is only by understanding what has gone wrong, that everyone - politicians, business people and us as consumers - can create a new and better material world.

The Life of a Galilean Shaman

Author: Pieter F Craffert

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0227903250

Category: Religion

Page: 470

View: 378


The aim of historical Jesus research is to identify the authentic material from which the historical figure as a social type underneath the overlay is constructed. Pieter Craffert's anthropological historiography offers an alternative framework for dealing with Jesus of Nazareth as a social personage fully embedded in a first-century Mediterranean worldview and the Gospels as cultural artefacts related to this figure. This cross-cultural model represents a religious pattern that refers to a family of features for describing those religious entrepreneurs who, based on regular Altered State of Consciousness experiences, perform a specific set of social functions in their communities.

A Pure Drop' The Life Of Jeff Buckley

Author: Jeff Apter

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120506

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 4206


'Jeff Buckley was a pure drop in an ocean of noise.' – Bono It was his take on John Cale's cover version of Leonard Cohen's song 'Hallelujah' that made the number famous and his album – Grace – that caused everyone from Led Zeppelin and U2 to Radiohead and Coldplay to look up to Buckley as an illuminating spirit. But who was the man behind the music? Buckley’s many personal letters are revealed for the first time. His struggle with writers block is explored, as is his ongoing battles with the concept of stardom, his desire for escape and the attempts to deal with the unavoidable legacy of his equally gifted father, Tim Buckley. In A Pure Drop, his friends, peers, enemies, lovers and collaborators all speak of the Jeff Buckley they knew, or in some cases, they thought they knew.

The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Author: Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618909029

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 2495


Incredibly revealing and edifying background of Our Lady, her parents and ancestors, St. Joseph, plus other people who figured into the coming of Christ. Many facts described about the Nativity and early life of Our Lord, as well as the final days of the Blessed Mother–all from the visions of this great mystic.

The Glories of Mary (annotated & illustrated) + The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Author: St. Alphonsus Liguori,Anne Catherine Emmerich

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373098652X

Category: Religion

Page: 1174

View: 6217


Complete, Unabridged, Restored - 2 for 1! From the visions of Blessed Catherine Emmerich detailing how the Holy Mother lived and was assumed into Heaven to become our Eternal Queen, and +Brand new illustrations from Sequential Artist Jacob Rice +Study questions +Biography and +A Treatise on Catholic Theology and the Bible. The Glories of Mary is a classic of Mariology, written during the 18th century by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the great Doctor of the Church. The book was written at a time when Jansenists criticized Marian devotions, and was written in part as a defense of Marian devotion. The book combines numerous citations in favor of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Church Fathers and the Doctors of the Church with Saint Alphonsus' own personal views on Marian veneration and includes a number of Marian prayers and practices. Part 1 focuses on the Salve Regina and explains how God gave Mary to mankind as the "Gate of Heaven". St. Alphonsus quotes Saint Bonaventure: "No one can enter Heaven unless by Mary, as though through a door." Part 2 deals with the key Marian feasts such as the Immaculate Conception, Nativity, Purification, Annunciation, Assumption, etc. Part 3 looks at the Seven Sorrows of Mary, explaining how her "prolonged martyrdom" was greater than that of all other martyrs. In part 4 fourth we discuss ten different virtues of the Blessed Virgin, while part 5 rounds out the work with a collection of prayers, meditations and devotions.

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

Author: Stevenson Randall Stevenson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474472869

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 256

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Written accessibly for the theatre-going general public, this is an ideal guide to the new Scottish theatre: its people, its plays, its politics, its companies and its audiences. Directors, playwrights, journalists and distinguished theatre critics offer personal, challenging and wide-ranging insights into the last 25 years of Scottish theatre.