Light the Dark

Author: Joe Fassler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704644
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A stunning guide to finding creative inspiration and how it can illuminate your life, your work, and your art—from Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and many more acclaimed writers What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question posed to forty-six renowned authors in LIGHT THE DARK. Each writer begins with a favorite passage from a novel, a song, a poem—something that gets them started and keeps them going with the creative work they love. From there, incredible lessons and stories of life-changing encounters with art emerge, like how sneaking books into his job as a night security guard helped Khaled Hosseini learn that nothing he creates will ever be truly finished. Or how a college reading assignment taught Junot Díaz that great art can be a healing conversation, and an unexpected poet led Elizabeth Gilbert to embrace an unyielding optimism, even in the face of darkness. LIGHT THE DARK collects the best of The Atlantic's much-acclaimed "By Heart" series edited by Joe Fassler and adds brand new pieces, each one paired with a striking illustration. Here is a guide to creative living and writing in the vein of Daily Rituals, Bird by Bird, and Big Magic for anyone who wants to learn how great writers find inspiration—and how to find some of your own. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS: Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Díaz, Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Aimee Bender, Mary Gaitskill, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Angela Flournoy, Jonathan Franzen, Yiyun Li, Leslie Jamison, Claire Messud, Edwidge Danticat, David Mitchell, Khaled Hosseini, Ayana Mathis, Kathryn Harrison, Azar Nafisi, Hanya Yanagihara, Jane Smiley, Nell Zink, Emma Donoghue, Jeff Tweedy, Eileen Myles, Maggie Shipstead, Sherman Alexie, Andre Dubus III, Billy Collins, Lev Grossman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Charles Simic, Jim Shepard, T.C. Boyle, Tom Perrotta, Viet Than Nguyen, William Gibson, Mark Haddon, Ethan Canin, Jessie Ball, Jim Crace, and Walter Mosley. "As [these authors] reveal what inspires them, they, in turn, inspire the reader, all while celebrating the beauty and purpose of art." -Booklist

Light the Dark

Author: Joe Fassler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143130846
Format: PDF
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What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question posed to 46 renowned authors in LIGHT THE DARK, each one revealing what gets them started and what keeps them going with the creative work they love. Collects the best of The Atlantic's much-acclaimed 'By Heart' series and adds brand new pieces from writers like Marilynne Robinson and Junot Diaz. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Gaitskill, Nell Zink, Michael Chabon and many more.

Women Who Light the Dark

Author: Paola Gianturco
Publisher: powerHouse Books
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A photojournalist looks at individual women working to improve their lives and their communities in fifteen countries on five continents.

Between the Dark and Light

Author: Blair Jackson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879308148
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Featuring more than three hundred photographs from the Grammy nominated rock photographer, this magical illustrated journey captures the essence of the legendary rock band on and off stage, from the 1970s to the 1990s.

The Light and the Dark

Author: C. P. Snow
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 1842324292
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the second in the Strangers and Brothers series. The story is set in Cambridge, but the plot also moves to Monte Carlo, Berlin and Switzerland. Lewis Eliot narrates the career of a childhood friend, a brilliant but controversial linguist about to be elected to a fellowship.

The Dark Light

Author: Sara Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442434554
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When seventeen-year-old Mia's ten-year-old brother becomes the latest child to disappear, she discovers that her town of Crownsville, Nebraska, adjoins another world, and with help from new friend Sol, she tries to rescue him from the Suzerain who is trying to destroy her world.

The Light and the Dark

Author: Mikhail Shishkin
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 162365047X
Format: PDF
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The only author to win all three major Russian literary prizes (including the Russian Booker Prize), Mikhail Shishkin is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Russian literary figures. The Guardian said of Shishkin's writing: "richly textured and innovative. . . arguably Russia's greatest living novelist." The Wall Street Journal raved that "Shishkin has created a bewitching potion of reality and fantasy, of history and fable, and of lonely need and joyful consolation. An exquisite novel... His sovereignty is over the invisible and the timeless. Mr. Shishkin traces this sad story with great beauty and finesse." In The Light and the Dark Shishkin has created an evocative love story of two young lovers, Vladimir, a solider flighting the Boxer Rebellion, and Alexandra. Known fondly to each other as Vovka and Sashka, the two young lovers sustain their love by writing passionate letters to each other. But as their correspondence continues, it becomes clear that the couple's separation is chronological as well as geographical--that their extraordinary romance is actually created out of, as well as kept alive by, their yearning epistolary exchange, which defies not only space but time. With this contrapuntal literary testament to the delirious, transcendent power of love, Mikhail Shishkin--the most celebrated Russian author of his generation--has created a masterpiece of modern fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

A Light in the Dark

Author: Marla Benjamin
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 193937197X
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One couple begins a Monday much like any other, not prepared for the fallout of the next three fateful days.. Dez Parker, a former professional football star, and his fiancé, Sabrina, a divorced tax lawyer, have spent two years carefully carving out their future together. Then the unthinkable happens. Sabrina disappears from her office parking lot and a city-wide search is launched. Fearing the worst, Dez's life stops while he waits for a miracle. Barely escaping her kidnapper with her life, Sabrina fights her way back to safety and Dez. But she is forever changed and her fight to find a new normal is not a quick and easy one. Can their relationship survive when neither of them will ever be the same again?

Dark Light

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156032445
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The fascinating true tale of electricity's legacy in America charts the gradual progress of this new technology into the homes of Americans at the end of the nineteenth century while exposing the role of "electrotherapy" in American medicine during the same period. Reprint.

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

Author: Deborah Ford
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101477939
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The bestselling, beloved classic on how to go into the dark side of yourself to bring out the light -- now with new material. Debbie Ford believes that we each hold within us a trace of every human characteristic that exists, the capacity for every human emotion. We are born with the ability to express this entire spectrum of characteristics. But, Ford points out, our families and our society send us strong messages about which ones are good and bad. So when certain impulses arise, we deny them instead of confronting them, giving them a healthy voice, then letting them go. It is to these feelings that Ford turns our attention, these parts of our selves that don't fit the personae we have created for the rest of the world. She shows us the effects of living in the dark, of keeping all our supposedly unsavory impulses under wraps. We find ourselves disproportionately frustrated and angry at the selfishness of friends, the laziness of colleagues, the arrogance of siblings. When we are unable to reconcile similar impulses in ourselves, Ford explains, we waste our own energy judging others instead of empathizing. But most important, we deny ourselves the power and freedom of living authentically. Through the stories and exercises in The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Debbie Ford shows us not only how to recognize our hidden emotions, but also how to find the gifts they offer us. This is for fans of Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, and Deepak Chopra. The very impulses we most fear may be the key to what is lacking in our lives.