A poetic and thoughtful in-depth analysis of the meanings of everyday words, extending this into a philosophical and emotional reflection on everyday presences in life and their full implications.
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Internationally acclaimed poet David Whyte makes his home in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and changeable skies remind him of the other, more distant homes from which he comes: Yorkshire, Wales and Ireland. He holds a degree in Marine Zoology and honorary degrees from Neumann University in Pennsylvania and Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of eight volumes of poetry and four books of prose, as well as a collection of audio recordings.
Keep this book by your bedside forever. I know I will -- ELIZABETH GILBERT, author of EAT PRAY LOVE Consolations, it bears repeating, is an absolutely magnificent read - the kind that reorients your world and remains a compass for a lifetime -- MARIA POPOVA We think we know what we are talking about, the meaning of things, the basic rules of language, until we read David Whyte's Consolations where we are forced to reassess everything and begin again. Such an essential and beautiful book' -- NICK CAVE A word can know you better than you know yourself and I did not fully understand this until I read Consolations. It is an immensely powerful book. It is an extraordinary book . . . You will want to keep it forever -- LEMN SISSAY
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