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The Resource Let the whole thundering world come home : a memoir, Natalie Goldberg

Let the whole thundering world come home : a memoir, Natalie Goldberg

Label
Let the whole thundering world come home : a memoir
Title
Let the whole thundering world come home
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Goldberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful memoir from Natalie Golderg--the woman who changed the way writing is taught in this country--sharing her experience with cancer grounded in her practice of writing and Zen. A moving and clear-looking memoir on being in love with your life even when life brings illness, from longtime Zen practitioner and world-renowned writing teacher Natalie Goldberg. When Natalie learns that she has CLL, a potentially fatal form of blood cancer, she is plunged into the world of hospitals, doctors, and medication. While trying to find a footing in this new and strange world, her partner, Yu-kwan, is also diagnosed with cancer. The cancer twins, as Natalie calls herself and Yu-kwan, must each navigate their own illness while somehow trying to stay in love and heal. "When you go through extreme sickness, when everything you know and lived is tossed out the window and glass shatters ... this too is part of life. Don't give up. Pay attention. We have to make ourselves larger to include the inconceivable." Through a direct and grounded narrative, Natalie illuminates a path through illness: that we need to be in love with the life we have, to embrace the dark and the light in our life. For Natalie, writing and painting represent the light, and her cancer takes her deeper into her art practices. Balanced with a Zen practice that helps her to face death, this book is a moving meditation on living life in full bloom
Biography type
autobiography
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Goldberg, Natalie
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goldberg, Natalie
  • Authors, American
  • Cancer
  • Painters
Target audience
adult
Label
Let the whole thundering world come home : a memoir, Natalie Goldberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
We Won't Last Forever -- This Was My Life -- Here Was My Beloved's Life -- Down to the Marrow -- Closer to Death -- Endlessly Like a River
Control code
p2251150291
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781611805673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Let the whole thundering world come home : a memoir, Natalie Goldberg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
We Won't Last Forever -- This Was My Life -- Here Was My Beloved's Life -- Down to the Marrow -- Closer to Death -- Endlessly Like a River
Control code
p2251150291
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781611805673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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