Author: Pablo d'Ors
Basta un año de meditación perseverante, o incluso medio, para percatarse de que se puede vivir de otra forma. La meditación nos con-centra, nos devuelve a casa, nos enseña a convivir con nuestro ser, nos agrieta la estructura de nuestra personalidad hasta que, de tanto meditar, la grieta se ensancha y la vieja personalidad se rompe y, como una flor, comienza a nacer una nueva. Meditar es asistir a este fascinante y tremendo proceso de muerte y renacimiento. Gracias a la meditación el autor ha ido descubriendo que no hay yo y mundo, sino que mundo y yo son una misma y única cosa.
Author: Pablo d'Ors
A publishing phenomenon in Spain: a moving, lyrical, far-ranging meditation on the deep joys of confronting oneself through silence by a Spanish priest and Zen disciple. With silence increasingly becoming a stranger to us, one man set out to become its intimate: Pablo d'Ors, a Catholic priest whose life was changed by Zen meditation. With disarming honesty and directness, as well as a striking clarity of language, d'Ors shares his struggles as a beginning meditator: the tedium, restlessness, and distraction. But, persevering, the author discovers not only a deep peace and understanding of his true nature, but also that silence, rather than being a retreat from life, offers us an intense engagement with life just as it is. Imbued with a rare beauty, Biography of Silence shows us the deep joy of silence that is available to us all.
Author: George Steiner
Publisher: House of Anansi
The decline of formal religious systems has left a moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture. George Steiner, internationally renowned thinker and scholar, pursues this and examines the alternative "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, L vi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of irrationality.
Author: François Cheng
Publisher: Shambhala Pubns
Only through emptiness can things attain their full measure and human beings approach the universe at the level of totality.
Author: George Steiner
Publisher: Overlook Books
Based on the tenth Nexus Lecture series organized in 2004 by the Nexus Institute, focusing on the question of whether or not Europe is still such a good idea, and what the significance and political relevance of the European ideal of civilization actually is.
Author: George Steiner, Michel Crépu
«Tenemos tendencia a olvidar que los libros [;] pueden ser borrados o destruidos. Tienen su historia [;], una historia cuyos comienzos mismos contienen en germen la posibilidad [;] de un fin.» George Steiner subraya así la permanencia ;siempre amenazada; y la fragilidad del libro, interesándose, paradójicamente, por aquellos que han querido su fin. A su deslumbrante aproximación a la lectura se suma una crítica radical de las nuevas formas de ilusión, de intolerancia y de barbarie producidas en una sociedad que se dice ilustrada. Esta fragilidad, responde Michel Crépu, ¿no remite a un sentido íntimo de la finitud que la experiencia de la lectura nos enseña? «Esa tristeza tan extraña y dulce que está en el fondo de todos los libros como una luz de sombra.» Nuestra época lo está olvidando. Nunca han estado tan silenciosos los verdaderos libros.
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
Author: Jules Verne
One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.
Author: Roger Caillois
Stones and Other Texts is the first complete English translation of his work Pierres suivi d'autres textes, (1966, Gallimard). Stones illustrates Caillois' ability to move between the poetic, the cerebral, and the spiritual. Often bouncing between detailed descriptions of physical characteristics, to geography and the stones movement through space and time, to the mythology surrounding the stones. Unlike The Writing of Stones, which featured images from Caillois' own rock collection, this text pairs a complete English translation by French writer and curator, Valentine Umansky, with the haunting imagery from, writer and designer, Richard Weston.
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
Author: John Green
Publisher: Puffin Books
John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. The multi-million #1 bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.Sunday Times (Culture)'A touching, often fiercely funny novel'The Sun on Sunday (Fabulous Magazine)'So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!'Daily Express'John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough.Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions... No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living'Daily Telegraph'The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults'The Metro - 2013 Best FictionThe YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming.The Guardian'A Smart Book'Grazia'So good!'Good Housekeeping'John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Starsdefies categorisation... as funny as it is heartbreaking... we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus.'The Tablet'A humourous and poignant love story... It's terrifically funny... as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers... it's for everyone.'Bliss'If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you'Mizz'Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are terminally ill. Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!'** A thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson.** John Green has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 2.1 million subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. ** The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. ** 'Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy' - Jodi Picoult** 'A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more' - Markus Zusak, author of The Book ThiefJohn Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.