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Cowan, James 1942-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 267 publications in 8 languages and 4,644 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Lyric poetry  Biography  Folklore  Juvenile works  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PK6481.D6, 891.5511
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Publications by James Cowan
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Most widely held works by James Cowan
A mapmaker's dream : the meditations of Fra Mauro, cartographer to the court of Venice by James Cowan( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 716 libraries worldwide
A monk in 16th Century Venice creates a map of the world, based on the tales of travellers he receives in his monastery. Fra Mauro, official cartographer, interprets and speculates on the world, turning map making into a voyage of human imagination. By the author of Letters from the Wild Side
The elements of the Aborigine tradition by James Cowan( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A troubadour's testament : a novel by James Cowan( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 271 libraries worldwide
A platonic romance in 12th century France between a poet and a nun. It is narrated by a modern-day academic who is researching medieval attitudes to love. By the author of A Mapmaker's Dream
Mysteries of the dream-time : the spiritual life of Australian Aborigines by James Cowan( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Onderzoek naar het spiritueel erfgoed van de Aborigines, waarbij de 'droming' en de verbondenheid met de natuur een centrale plaats innemen
Desert father : a journey in the wilderness with Saint Anthony by James Cowan( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
"The spiritual exploits of Saint Anthony the Great - the prototype of the Christian "Desert Father" - have been immortalized in stories and art since the fourth century. Here is the account of a modern seeker's quest to get beneath the legends that surround Anthony and to determine whether his extreme way of life has something to offer people in today's world. James Cowan's quest takes him to Egypt, to the monastery that still exists near the site of Anthony's hermitage, where he meets the monk who becomes his guide and mentor on the journey."--BOOK JACKET
Messengers of the gods : tribal elders reveal the ancient wisdom of the earth by James Cowan( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Rites and ceremonies of Australian aborigines
Wirrimanu : aboriginal art from the Balgo Hills by James Cowan( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
A diverse collection of current Balgo art. Balgo Hills (Wirrimanu) is one of the most important Aboriginal art centres in Australia. The community is located on the northern edge of the Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts and is one of the most isolated of Australia's desert settlements. Warlayirti Artists, the art centre cooperative in the community, promotes the rich and evolving work of the artists. Balgo artists are renowned for the brilliance of the colour and strong forms in their most frequently used medium of acrylic paint on canvas. The community of around 500 people includes senior established artists such as Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin, Elizabeth Nyumi, Boxer Milner, Sam Tjampitjin, Helicopter Tjungarrayi and Tjumpo Tjapanangka as well as younger emerging artists such as Pauline Sunfly
Francis : a saint's way by James Cowan( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The author takes a personal look at the life of Saint Francis of Assisi by reflecting on his travels in the footsteps of St Francis in Italy. He looks for explanations for the actions of Francis in rejecting the traditions of the medieval church and society, and attempts to enter into the spirituality of a saint
Myths of the dreaming : interpreting Aboriginal legends by James Cowan( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
For centuries, the spiritual life of the Australian Aborigines was concealed behind a veil of misunderstanding and prejudice. In this work, Cowan recounts some of the major myths and analyzes them in detail. The myth material stands alone, independent of Aboriginal culture, and through it we are offered an insight into the Paleolithic tradition
Kun-man-gur the Rainbow Serpent by James Cowan( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
In this retelling of an Aboriginal creation myth, the Rainbow Serpent, Kun-man-gur, finds a home and food for the flying foxes after he punishes a bat for saying that they smelled bad. Includes a foreword explaining the background and importance of the myth
Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
"Rumi's "Divani Shamsi Tabriz" ("The Works of Shams of Tabriz"--Named in honor of Rumi's spiritual teacher and friend) is a collection of lyric poems that contain more than 40,000 verses by America's bestselling poet, and is a classic of Persian literature. Its most familiar form is as a big red book, hence the name. Coleman Barks is famous for his renderings of Rumi's poetry and his work on these particular poems has never been published anywhere. This book represents over thirty-three years on Rumi's seminal classic"--
Balgo : new directions by James Cowan( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Letters from a wild state : rediscovering our true relationship to nature by James Cowan( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Sacred places in Australia by James Cowan( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Journey to the inner mountain : in the desert with St Antony by James Cowan( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Mysteries of the dreaming : the spiritual life of Australian Aborigines by James Cowan( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Letters from a wild state : an aboriginal perspective by James Cowan( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Written in the form of letters to a friend, they create an exploration of the ancient relationship between the Australian aboriginie and the natural world - a world in danger of destruction
The mountain men : and the Snowy River riders on the mountains make their home ... by James Cowan( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Balgo Hills Aboriginal paintings by James Cowan( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Two men dreaming : a memoir, a journey by James Cowan( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cowan, James
Cowan, James G.
Cowan, James G. 1942-
James Cowan Australian author, born 1942
James Cowan Australischer Autor, geboren 1942
James Cowan author
James Cowan romanschrijver uit Australië
코완, 제임스 1942-
カウアン, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (152)
German (7)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
Catalan (3)
Dutch (3)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
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