A Collection of Poetry
By (author) John O'Donohue
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Conamara Blues by John O'Donohue
Book DescriptionConamara in the West of Ireland has a strange and beautiful landscape - a landscape of intense contrasts uniquely dependent on light and shade. In daylight, a subtle radiance of gentle colours envelops the place. Yet on the threshold of darkness, the fading light reveals an almost haunted vista of mysterious beauty.In this exquisitely crafted collection of poetry, John O'Donohue evokes the vital energy and rhythm of the Conamara landscape, engaging with earth, sky and sea, and the majestic mountains that silently preside over this glorious region. Here too, as he draws upon the ancient memory and history of this sacred place, he focuses upon the power of language and the vagaries of human need and passion, tenderly revealing the fragile vulnerability of love and friendship. Written with penetrating insight and a deftness of touch, Conamara Blues offers a unique, imaginative vision of a landscape steeped in mystery and legend - a landscape of hope and possibility that is at once both familiar and unknown.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553813227
(198mm x 128mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John O'Donohue
Four Elements, Paperback (October 2012)
Draws upon author's Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the west of Ireland, to weave together a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature. This title explores a range of themes relating to the way we live our lives today, reveals how the energy and rhythm of the natural world - its innocence and creativity.
Echoes of Memory, Paperback (September 2011)
Explores themes of love and loss, beginnings and endings. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celtic tradition and the rugged, majestic landscape of his birth, the west of Ireland, the author creates a unique vision of a place and time, and the echo of a memory that will never fade.
To Bless the Space Between Us, Hardback (January 2008)
With his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight, Irish teacher and poet O'Donohue offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life, awakening them to timeless truths and showing them the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas.
Benedictus, Hardback (November 2007)» View all books by John O'Donohue
We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross.
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Author Biography - John O'Donohue
John O'Donohue was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tubingen in 1990. He is the author of several works, including a collection of poems, Echoes of Memory, a book on the philosophy of Hegel, Person als Vermittlung, Conamara Blues, and the international bestsellers, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes and Divine Beauty. His latest book, Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, will be published in 2007. He travels widely in Europe and the US, where he lectures and holds workshops. He lives in Ireland.
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