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World enough & time : on creativity and slowing down

Author: Christian McEwen
Publisher: Peterborough, NH : Bauhan Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Over the course of ten years training teachers to write their own poems in order to pass the craft along to students, McEwen realized that nothing comes easily when life is conducted at a high rate of speed. She draws not only on personal experience, but on readings ranging from literary anecdote and poetry to Buddhism, anthropology, current news, and social history, all supplemented by interviews with contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian McEwen
ISBN: 9780872331464 0872331466
OCLC Number: 713834624
Description: 367 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Hurry sickness --
The infinitely healing conversation --
Child time --
In praise of walking --
The art of looking --
The intensest rendezvous --
A feast of words --
The space between --
Learning to pause --
Across the bridge of dreams --
A universe of stories --
A day so happy.
Responsibility: Christian McEwen.

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"Over the course of ten years training teachers to write their own poems in order to pass the craft along to students, McEwen realized that nothing comes easily when life is conducted at a high rate of speed. She draws not only on personal experience, but on readings ranging from literary anecdote and poetry to Buddhism, anthropology, current news, and social history, all supplemented by interviews with contemporary writers and artists. This is a real reader's book, one that stands up as both sustained narrative and occasional inspiration. McEwen espouses the pleasure to be found in slowing down, both for the ease and comfort of the thing itself (taking time to go for a walk, to write down one's dreams, to read, to talk, to pray), and for its impact on creativity. There are chapters on walking, talking, drawing, dreaming, on "making space, " on pausing/praying, on telling stories." --Publisher's description.

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