World Enough and Time On Creativity and Slowing Down

ISBN-10: 0872331466
ISBN-13: 9780872331464
Edition: 2011
Authors: Christian McEwen
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bauhan Publishing LLC
Publication date: 5/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Over the course of ten years training teachers to write their own poems in order to pass the craft along to students, McEwen realized that nothing comes easily when life is conducted at a high rate of speed. She draws not only on personal experience, but on readings ranging from literary anecdote and poetry to Buddhism, anthropology, current news, and social history, all supplemented by interviews with contemporary writers and artists. This is a real reader's book, one that stands up as both sustained narrative and occasional inspiration.McEwen espouses the pleasure to be found in slowing down, both for the ease and comfort of the thing itself (taking time to go for a walk, to write down one's dreams, to read, to talk, to pray), and for its impact on creativity. There are chapters on walking, talking, drawing, dreaming, on "making space," on pausing/praying, on telling stories. World Enough & Time is aimed at the educated general reader, could be used as a creative primer, and will be of interest to creative writing students and artists in every genre.

Introduction
Hurry Sickness
The Infinitely Healing Conversation
Child Time
In Praise of Walking
The Art of Looking
The Intensest Rendezvous
A Feast of Words
The Space Between
Learning to Pause
Across the Bridge of Dreams
A Universe of Stories
A Day So Happy
Afterword
General Bibliography
References
Acknowledgments

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