Darkness Visible
  • Author : William Styron
  • Release Date : 04 May 2010
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 13 : 9781936317295
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Book Description: The New York Times–bestselling memoir of crippling depression and the struggle for recovery by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Sophie’s Choice. In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him. Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron’s recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and “once again behold the stars.” This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

Author : William Styron
Publisher : Open Road Media
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times–bestselling memoir of crippling depression and the struggle for recovery by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Sophie’s Choice. In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. ...

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Darkness Visible

Author : William Golding
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Fiction
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The destinies of three mysterious lost children entwine in this James Tait Black Memorial Prize-winning fable by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. A figure had condensed out of the shuddering backdrop of the glare. He is born in fire: a naked child in the ...

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Darkness Visible

Author : Ross Heaven,Simon Buxton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The first book to examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of retreat in physical darkness to explore inner light • Shows how experiencing complete darkness over prolonged periods helps in developing mental clarity and creativity • Draws upon many indigenous and spiritual traditions that use this technique The use of ceremonial darkness ...

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Darkness Visible

Author : W. R. Johnson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the best books ever written on one of humanity’s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson’s classic study of Vergil’s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead ...

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Author : Nicholas Tucker
Publisher : Icon Books
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What do Philip Pullman and J.K. Rowling have in common that has made both of their stories so successful? What does Pullman listen to while he writes – and who, or what, is Dust? Pullman’s award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials has been appreciated by readers of all ages. It ...

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Author : Tony Jones
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Intriguing, gripping and believable, Tony Jones has used worldwide political history to create a second sensational thriller....

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Author : Seamus Murphy
Publisher : Al Saqi
Genre : History
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Afghanistan is a collection of stunning, lyrical photographs from an acclaimed, prize-winning photojournalist. From 1994 to 2006, Seamus Murphy photographed the effects of the Taliban regime, the tumultuous years of civil war, and the historical elections following the fall of the Taliban. Alongside scenes of war and politics, his magnificent photographs capture ...

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

Author : Ross Heaven,Simon Buxton
Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Spiritual seekers from many traditions have used darkness as a method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, and for embracing the deeper recesses of the self. Heaven and Buxton show how experiencing complete darkness, even for only a period of hours, brings about a remarkable clarity and ...

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Author : Nicholas Tucker
Publisher : Ibooks
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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DARKNESS VISIBLE is both a celebration of Philip Pullman and a unique guide to the rich world of his fiction. It looks at the spectrum of his work-from the flamboyant Sally Lockhart series, and the award winning CLOCKWORK and I WAS A RAT!, to his epic and internationally bestselling DARK ...

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Author : Michael Gregorio
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Fiction
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Hanno Stiffeniis, the magistrate from the gripping thrillers Critique of Criminal Reason and Days of Atonement, is called to Prussia's Baltic coast, where the naked, mutilated body of a young woman has been found by the shore. This is an area rich in amber, harvested - mainly by women - ...

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Author : Walton Hannah
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Religion
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Addresses the question of whether membership in Freemasonry is compatible with one's duty as a practicing Christian. It includes the entire and authentic text of the Masonic ritual of the first three degrees and of the Royal Arch....

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Author : Karlo V. Bordjadze
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Genre : Religion
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How does one read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture? This question, voiced in both academic and ecclesial settings, invites a reflection on how to take these texts with both hermeneutical alertness and sustained imaginative seriousness. While scholars have recently engaged in robust discussion about theological hermeneutics, there have been ...

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Author : Priscilla McGreer
Publisher : iUniverse
Genre : Poetry
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Lilith is a figure of enigma and myth. Historically, her first appearance in literature seems to be medieval Jewish folklore, where she is considered the first wife of Adam, although there are hints she was once a Sumerian goddess. Lilith represents one of the most ancient archetypes: the dark feminine ...

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

Author : W. R. Johnson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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W. R. Johnson confronts the inherent (and much commented upon) melancholy of Vergil's poem, and gives us an interpretation as brilliant and as it is original. He questions accepted readings that emphasize Vergil's faith in empire. Instead, he points to Vergil's multiple allegories, his lyrical and enigmatic style, and the ...

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Author : Mike Carey,Arvind Ethan David
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race._Eighty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides,_is tested to the limit when a demon sets ...