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Time and the Art of Living

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This is a book about time--about one's own journey through it and, more important, about enlarging the pleasure one takes in that journey. It's about memory of the past, hope and fear for the future, and how they color, for better and for worse, one's experience of the present. Ultimately, it's a book about freedom--freedom from despair of the clock, of the aging body, of the seeming waste of one's daily routine, the freedom that comes with acceptance and appreciation of the human dimensions of time and of the place of each passing moment on life's bounteous continuum. For Robert Grudin, living is an art, and cultivating a creative partnership with time is one of the keys to mastering it. In a series of wise, witty, and playful meditations, he suggests that happiness lies not in the effort to conquer time but rather in learning "to bend to its curve," in hearing its music and learning to dance to it. Grudin offers practical advice and mental exercises designed to help the reader use time more effectively, but this is no ordinary self-help book. It is instead a kind of wisdom literature, a guide to life, a feast for the mind and for the spirit.

About the Author

ROBERT GRUDIN is a professor of English at the University of Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780899197890
Author:
Grudin, Robert
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
SB-130
Publication Date:
1988
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
189 p.

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