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Acedia & me : a marriage, monks, and a writer's life

Author: Kathleen Norris
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
Series: New York Times best sellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kathleen Norris's masterpiece: a personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soul-weariness, and brilliantly explores its relevancy to the modern individual and culture.
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Norris, Kathleen, 1947-
Acedia & me.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
(OCoLC)608869754
Named Person: Kathleen Norris; Kathleen Norris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Norris
ISBN: 9781594489969 1594489963 9781607517504 1607517507
OCLC Number: 212847707
Description: 334 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Somewhere --
Tedium --
From eight bad thoughts to seven sins --
Psyche, soul, and muse --
Up and down --
Give me a word --
Acedia's progress --
Acedia's decline --
A silent despair --
The quotidian mysteries --
The "noon" of midlife --
Day by day --
And to the end arriving --
A widow's uneasy afterword --
Acedia: a commonplace book.
Series Title: New York Times best sellers.
Other Titles: Acedia and me
Responsibility: Kathleen Norris.
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Kathleen Norris's masterpiece: a personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soul-weariness, and brilliantly explores its relevancy to the modern individual and culture.

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