When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2005-01-11
ISBN 10: 1590302265
ISBN 13: 9781590302262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN 10: 0141393963
ISBN 13: 9780141393964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0007183518
ISBN 13: 9780007183517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fall Apart Book Review:

How to deal with painful emotions.

And Then Things Fall Apart

And Then Things Fall Apart
Author: Arlaina Tibensky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781442413245
ISBN 13: 1442413247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And Then Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Keek’s life was totally perfect. Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever, her best friend heinously betrayed her, her parents are divorcing, and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically-barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer vacation Keek had in mind. With only an old typewriter and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for solace and guidance, Keek’s alone with her swirling thoughts. But one thing’s clear through her feverish haze—she’s got to figure out why things went wrong so she can put them right.

The African Trilogy

The African Trilogy
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0307592707
ISBN 13: 9780307592705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Trilogy Book Review:

Collects three of the author's novels, all inspired by the tragedies faced by the Igbo people during the European colonization of Africa.

The Places That Scare You

The Places That Scare You
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1590304497
ISBN 13: 9781590304495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Places That Scare You Book Review:

The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.

When Things Don t Fall Apart

When Things Don t Fall Apart
Author: Ilene Grabel
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN 10: 0262037254
ISBN 13: 9780262037259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Don t Fall Apart Book Review:

Crises, change, and productive incoherence -- Introduction: contesting continuity -- Productive incoherence : a hirschmanian perspective -- Setting the stage -- The east asian financial crisis and neoliberalism : the beginning of the end of a unified regime -- The global crisis and innovations in financial governance and developmental finance -- Planting seeds, bearing fruit? : the group of 20 and the financial stability board -- Imf stewardship of global finance -- The changing institutional landscape of financial governance and developmental finance in emerging market and developing economies -- Financial crisis, financial control -- Where from here? -- Conclusion: opportunities, challenges, and risks -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 0834828138
ISBN 13: 9780834828131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Beautifully Book Review:

Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön shares life-changing practices for living with wisdom, confidence, and integrity amidst confusing situations and uncertain times. We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable—to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three Commitments”—provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 0834840642
ISBN 13: 9780834840645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Compassion Book Book Review:

The revered Buddhist teacher and author of When Things Fall Apart presents the lojong teachings and the ways in which they can enrich our lives Welcome compassion and fearlessness as your guide, and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. In The Compassion Book, Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five-minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart
Author: David Whittaker,Mpalive-Hangson Msiska
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN 10: 1134286473
ISBN 13: 9781134286478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Offering an insight into African culture that had not been portrayed before, Things Fall Apart is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters. This guide to Chinua Achebe’s compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Things Fall Apart a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of critical writing on Things Fall Apart, by Abiola Irele, Abdul JanMohamed, Biodun Jeyifo, Florence Stratton and Ato Quayson, providing a variety of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Things Fall Apart and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Achebe’s text.

When Things Fell Apart

When Things Fell Apart
Author: Robert H. Bates
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1316453936
ISBN 13: 9781316453933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fell Apart Book Review:

In the later decades of the twentieth century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an exploration of state failure in Africa. In so doing, he not only plumbs the depths of the continent's late-century tragedy, but also the logic of political order, and the foundations of the state. This book covers a wide range of territory by drawing on materials from Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, and Congo. Written to be accessible to the general reader, it is nonetheless a must-read for scholars and policymakers concerned with conflict and state failure.

The Pocket Pema Ch dr n

The Pocket Pema Ch  dr  n
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 1611804426
ISBN 13: 9781611804423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Pema Ch dr n Book Review:

A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1590308433
ISBN 13: 9781590308431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking the Leap Book Review:

Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 030737467X
ISBN 13: 9780307374677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God of Small Things Book Review:

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1611808685
ISBN 13: 9781611808681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcoming the Unwelcome Book Review:

From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0593082362
ISBN 13: 9780593082362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiroshima Book Review:

"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Author: Daniel L. Byman,Kenneth M. Pollack
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 0815713800
ISBN 13: 9780815713807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Fall Apart Book Review:

"Iraq is rapidly descending into all-out civil war. Unfortunately, the United States probably will not be able to just walk away from the chaos. Even setting aside the humanitarian nightmare that will ensue, a full-scale civil war would likely consume more than Iraq: historically, such massive conflicts have often had highly deleterious effects on neighboring countries and other outside states. Spillover from an Iraq civil war could be disastrous." Thus begins this sobering analysis of what the near future of Iraq could look like, and what America can do to reduce the threat of wider conflict. Preventing spillover of the Iraqi conflict into neighboring states must be a top priority. In explaining how that can be accomplished, Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack draw on their own considerable expertise as well as relevant precedents. The authors scrutinize several recent civil wars, including Lebanon, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Bosnia. After synthesizing those experiences into lessons on how civil wars affect other nations, Byman and Pollack draw from them to produce recommendations for U.S. policy. Even while the Bush Administration attempts to prevent further deterioration of the situation in Iraq, it needs to be planning how to deal with a full-scale civil war if one develops.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1611803896
ISBN 13: 9781611803891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library. How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.

CliffsNotes on Achebe s Things Fall Apart

CliffsNotes on Achebe s Things Fall Apart
Author: John Chua
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 0544184203
ISBN 13: 9780544184206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Achebe s Things Fall Apart Book Review:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Things Fall Apart, you explore the ground-breaking work of author Chinua Achebe, considered by many to be the most influential African writer of his generation. The novel, amazing in its authenticity, leaves behind the stereotypical portrayals of African life and presents the Igbo culture of Nigeria in all its remarkable complexity. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Achebe's world, and critical essays give you insight into the novel's themes and use of language. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Chinua Achebe A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Understanding Things Fall Apart

Understanding Things Fall Apart
Author: Kalu Ogbaa
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780313302947
ISBN 13: 0313302944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Things Fall Apart Book Review:

A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart.