Hero in the Labyrinth

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Lulu.com, 01.05.2007 - 208 Seiten
A lady once casually remarked on British public broadcasting that a third of society is depressed but no one ever speaks about it. Perhaps, in all seriousness, it is to this third of the population that this book is addressed. However you don't have to be depressed to read it. Potentially it is both amusing and instructive, light and deep. Shocked by the approach of his fiftieth year, an English bachelor makes a desperate attempt to become inwardly aware of his given circumstances. The attempt is sustained as a trial over a complete seven-year cycle in his life, leading virtually to the constitution of a new self. Occasionally enlivened by humour, what is particularly valuable in this account of Hero's manoeuvrings in time is its honesty and sustained sense of hope.
 

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Early Days
7
Megalomania
11
Spring
14
Active Life
17
Moans and Groans
20
Surprised by Joy
25
Focusing
29
A New Year
34
Communion
99
The Everyday World
104
Meetings
110
Love
116
Business as Usual
122
Seeing Beauty
128
Getting Online
136
Coasting
142

Musical Interlude
39
The Dance Lesson
44
Moving Times
51
Karma
57
The Selfoperating Doorbell
63
Beside a Waterway
70
Life Underground
74
Old Feelings
80
Inertia
83
Action
88
Autumn
94
Thinking
148
Dreaming
152
Feeling
158
Society
163
Quest
170
Ongoing
177
Whatever Next
183
The Search for Meaning
189
Life continues
194
Epilogue
203
Urheberrecht

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Seite 6 - But let us notice also that our itinerant condition is in no sense separable from the given circumstances, from which in the case of each of us that condition borrows its special character...
Seite 6 - That notion, however, should now enable us to grasp also in what sense a man's given circumstances, when he becomes inwardly aware of them, can become, in the strict sense of the term, constitutive of his new self.

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