The Call of Service
By (author) Robert Coles
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Call of Service by Robert Coles
Book Description"A moving and often inspiring account of how individuals try to be responsible for their world".--Washington Post. In this passionate book filled with profound stories, a Pulitzer Prize winner explores the compelling nature of idealism--what inspires it and sustains it, how it is expressed, and its importance to both individuals and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780395710845
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Coles
Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, Paperback (November 2013)
Whether capturing outrageous highway signs proclaiming Christ, the frenzied motions of persons seized by the Holy Spirit, or quiet folks, black and white, sitting on benches in town squares, these photographs portray strikingly and sympathetically the world O Connor wrote about in her remarkable stories."
Old and on Their Own, Paperback (September 2013)
Long recognized for his work with young people, the prominent child psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles explores the lives of the elderly in Old and on Their Own.
House Calls with William Carlos Williams, Hardback (October 2008)» View all books by Robert Coles
In 2001, photographer Thomas Roma was given access to the addresses of the patients of William Carlos Williams - successful doctor & poet in the 1940s & 50s. Those addresses were plotted on a map, becoming the route that Roma travelled & recorded over the next five years, retracing Williams' footsteps from decades past.
US Kirkus Review » An exceptional blend of observation and reflection, literary report and personal revelation, that once again finds Coles (Psychiatry and Medical Humanities/Harvard; Anna Freud, 1992; etc.) exploring important social concepts - community service and the sources of altruism - with the tenacious moral energy that has characterized his writings for 30 years. From the first, Coles clearly cherished his encounters with people whose conduct claimed his imagination: In book after book, he presented them with dignity and respect. Here, he recalls the six-year-old integrating a southern school who sees ahead not trouble but opportunity; admires the white teacher who introduces Tillie Olsen's short story "O Yes" to a class of black middle-schoolers; learns from the Bowery bum who values not only the daily meal at his shelter but also the staff's acceptance of his angry moods; and understands the older tax lawyer who maintains that "there's still a little of 1964 in me." Coles contends that - while motives vary and overlap and stresses frequently wear people down - the satisfactions of service arc plentiful and sustaining, conferring importance on small interactions and providing affirmation to those involved (often in place of, say, apparent social change). In his usual meandering way, he examines not only what those who serve mean to us and what their actions mean to them - most of his subjects emphatically resist the "idealist" designation - but also his own part in the equation (as volunteer and witness) and his enduring sources of inspiration: the examples of his own parents; of novelists whose ideas he finds edifying; and of mentors familiar from earlier works. Early on in his career, Coles abandoned the jargon of psychoanalysis and staked out his own territory - and a grateful audience. This work. a wellspring for those touched by "national service" headlines, echoes the spiritual tones of previous books and secures the author's place as a peerless interpreter of individual initiative and moral direction. (Kirkus Reviews)
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