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Acedia and me

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

Norris, Kathleen, 1947-

New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.

334 p. ; 24 cm.

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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.

Donated by: Kathleen Szabo.

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ISBN:

978-1-59448-996-9

LC Call No:

BT732.4 .N67 2008

Dewey Class No:

818/.5403 B 22

Dewey Class No:

234 248.86 22

Author:

Norris, Kathleen, 1947-

Title:

Acedia and me : a marriage, monks, and a writer's life / Kathleen Norris.

VaryingTitle:

Acedia & me.

Publisher:

New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.

Physical:

334 p. ; 24 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [332]-334).

Summary:

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.

Acq source:

Szabo, Kathleen.

Awards Note:

Christianity Today - Spirituality, 2009.

Subject:

Norris, Kathleen,--1947-

Subject:

Acedia.

Subject:

Melancholy--Religious aspects--Christianity.

Subject:

Sadness--Religious aspects--Christianity.

Subject:

Apathy--Religious aspects--Christianity.

Subject:

Monastic and religious life.

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Contributor biographical information

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Review by Sue Palmer.
Wonderful musings intersperse this account of her marriage during her husband's illness and death.
I had to buy my own copy so that I could read all the poetry and books that she quotes from.


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