The Resource Finding stillness in a noisy world, Jana Richman

Finding stillness in a noisy world, Jana Richman

Label
Finding stillness in a noisy world
Title
Finding stillness in a noisy world
Statement of responsibility
Jana Richman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Moving through the settings of her life red rock canyons, aspen forests, mountains, and cities Jana Richman probes the depths of her internal landscape and asks how we can find stillness in our noisy world. In essays both personal and profoundly universal, Richman eschews quick and easy answers for quiet reflections on the questions: In a culture demanding that every voice be heard, how do we make sense of the resulting roar? Where do we seek solace when the last quiet places are sacrificed to human hubris? How do we shed the angst thrust upon us to create lives of peace? In these wide-ranging personal essays, Richman travels interior roads through fear, kindness, ignorance, darkness, wildness, compassion, solitude, loneliness, and more always asking how external geography informs our internal geography. From the monsoonal rains in the carved slot canyons of the Escalante to the eroticism of dirt on skin in a remote slice of the Grand Canyon; from the defiance of academic authority to the curled, arthritic fingers of her mother and grandmothers, Richman sinks into the realities that make us human and fallible and blessed. Inspired by masters of the traditional personal essay such as E.B. White and M.F.K. Fisher, Richman adds a unique, deeply intimate and often humorous voice to the concurrence of human experience. Like a desert stream, human meaning meanders before coming to rest. Richman's authentic voice illuminates the place where internal and external landscapes merge into meaning. Time with these genuine, inclusive pieces is time well spent"--Provided by publisher
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CoU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richman, Jana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.I348
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richman, Jana
  • Richman, Jana
  • Richman, Jana
  • Richman, Jana
  • Authors, American
  • Open spaces
  • Quietude
  • Authors, American
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Open spaces
  • Quietude
  • Travel
  • Biography
Label
Finding stillness in a noisy world, Jana Richman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land of no use -- A desert beyond fear -- Stay -- On walking -- The curling fingers of the hatch women -- Affordable care -- Protected space -- Catching up on my reading -- Wild thoughts -- The human intrusion -- The monsoonal flow of kindness -- The sharp points -- Moving water -- Dirt fantasies -- Dark love
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 117 pages;
Isbn
9781607816263
Lccn
2017060285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028318627
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1018080431
  • 925805
  • (OCoLC)on1018080431
  • 925805
Label
Finding stillness in a noisy world, Jana Richman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land of no use -- A desert beyond fear -- Stay -- On walking -- The curling fingers of the hatch women -- Affordable care -- Protected space -- Catching up on my reading -- Wild thoughts -- The human intrusion -- The monsoonal flow of kindness -- The sharp points -- Moving water -- Dirt fantasies -- Dark love
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 117 pages;
Isbn
9781607816263
Lccn
2017060285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028318627
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1018080431
  • 925805
  • (OCoLC)on1018080431
  • 925805

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