The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love
Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2011-06-02
ISBN 10 : 9780241957103
ISBN 13 : 0241957109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forty Rules of Love Book Description:

*The international bestseller* * One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World'* "Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough..." Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, her world is turned upside down. She embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work. It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored. . . 'Enlightening, enthralling. An affecting paean to faith and love' Metro 'Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent' Daily Telegraph 'The past and present fit together beautifully in a passionate defence of passion itself' The Times

The Journey to Radical Love in Shafak s The Forty Rules Of Love Hamid s How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia and Mahfouz s Arabian Nights And Days

The Journey to Radical Love in Shafak s The Forty Rules Of Love  Hamid s How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia  and Mahfouz s Arabian Nights And Days
Author : Kayla Kassakatis
Publisher :
Total Pages : 59
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1001281695
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journey to Radical Love in Shafak s The Forty Rules Of Love Hamid s How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia and Mahfouz s Arabian Nights And Days Book Description:

This thesis explores the idea that the influences of Sufism and the poetry of Rumi in contemporary literature challenge perspectives concerning the Islamic representation in the world today by specifically urging for a universal and borderless love between Eastern and Western cultures. Despite being older forms of teaching, the philosophy of Sufism and the poetry of Rumi are still beneficial and relatable to the modern world, essentially urging individuals to find radical love within themselves and, in turn, to find unity with humanity. This radical Love is a transforming force, offering spiritual rebirth, as it surpasses labels, borders, economic globalization, and political corruption as evident in the novels discussed in this thesis. This thesis explores the relationship of Rumi and Sufism to the universe and the individual journey to love by specifically analyzing the journeys of the characters in Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love, Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Naguib Mahfouz's Arabian Nights and Days.

The Bastard of Istanbul

The Bastard of Istanbul
Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2008-01-29
ISBN 10 : 9781440635847
ISBN 13 : 1440635846
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bastard of Istanbul Book Description:

A “vivid and entertaining” (Chicago Tribune) tale about the tangled history of two families, from the author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect’s Apprentice "Zesty, imaginative . . . a Turkish version of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." --USA Today As an Armenian American living in San Francisco, Armanoush feels like part of her identity is missing and that she must make a journey back to the past, to Turkey, in order to start living her life. Asya is a nineteen-year-old woman living in an extended all-female household in Istanbul who loves Jonny Cash and the French existentialists. The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of their two families--and a secret connection linking them to a violent event in the history of their homeland. Filed with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it, and about Turkey itself.

Honor

Honor
Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 342
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 9780143125044
ISBN 13 : 0143125044
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honor Book Description:

The lives of twin sisters born in 1940s Turkey diverge when one stays in their childhood village and becomes a revered midwife while the other moves to London with her bitter husband and three children.

Clea

Clea
Author : Lawrence Durrell
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9780571267262
ISBN 13 : 0571267262
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clea Book Description:

Lose yourself in the thrilling political intrigue and tangled love affairs of wartime Egypt in Durrell's epic modern classic. An expat schoolteacher has spent years in exile reflecting on his turmoiled love affair with Justine, a glamorous Egyptian wife. Returning to wartime Alexandria, he finds that his old friends have suffered dramatic changes of body, mind, and fortune - and someone whom he has never really known wishes to see him. His affair with Clea, a bisexual artist, not only changes the lovers, but transforms the dead, forever - and heralds a new beginning, just as Lawrence Durrell's intoxicating masterpiece ends. 'Durrell has written about a dozen real love stories, entwined them, and explored them with a truly Proustian ferocity ... Superb.' Observer 'Lushly beautiful ... His style glows ... One of the most important works of our time.' New York Times Book Review 'It is hard now to recapture the impact half a century ago of these novels' heat, luxuriance and profanity [or] his descriptions of Alexandria - its beauty, cruelty, menace, mystery, decadence ....' Spectator

The Gaze

The Gaze
Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2012-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9780141961385
ISBN 13 : 0141961384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gaze Book Description:

A beautiful and compelling novel, Elif Shafak's The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others "I didn't say anything. I didn't return his smiles. I looked at him in the wide mirror in front of where I was sitting. He grew uncomfortable and avoided my eyes. I hate those who think fat people are stupid.' An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. But while the woman wants to hide away from the world, the man meets the stares from passers-by head on, compiling his 'Dictionary of Gazes' to explore the boundaries between appearance and reality. Intertwined with the story of a bizarre freak-show organised in Istanbul in the 1880s, The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others. "Beautifully evoked" - The Times "Original and Compelling" - TLS "Plays with ideas of beauty and ugliness like they're Rubik's cubes" - Helen Oyeyemi "Entertaining and affecting" - Publishers' Weekly Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.

The Flea Palace

The Flea Palace
Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2012-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9780141961378
ISBN 13 : 0141961376
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flea Palace Book Description:

By turns comic and tragic, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice. Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families. There's a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a 'clean freak' and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naïve mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the garbage at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for truth. "An enchanting combination of compassion and cruelty . . . Elif Shafak is the best author to come out of Turkey in the last decade" - Orhan Pamuk "Hyper-active and hilarious" - Independent Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.

Black Milk

Black Milk
Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2011-04-28
ISBN 10 : 9781101514108
ISBN 13 : 1101514108
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Milk Book Description:

An acclaimed Turkish novelist's personal account of balancing a writer's life with a mother's life. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Turkish writer Elif Shafek suffered from postpartum depression that triggered a profound personal crisis. Infused with guilt, anxiety, and bewilderment about whether she could ever be a good mother, Shafak stopped writing and lost her faith in words altogether. In this elegantly written memoir, she retraces her journey from free-spirited, nomadic artist to dedicated by emotionally wrought mother. Identifying a constantly bickering harem of women who live inside of her, each with her own characteristics-the cynical intellectual, the goal-oriented go-getter, the practical-rational, the spiritual, the maternal, and the lustful-she craves harmony, or at least a unifying identity. As she intersperses her own experience with the lives of prominent authors such as Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Alice Walker, Ayn Rand, and Zelda Fitzgerald, Shafak looks for a solution to the inherent conflict between artistic creation and responsible parenting. With searing emotional honesty and an incisive examination of cultural mores within patriarchal societies, Shafak has rendered an important work about literature, motherhood, and spiritual well-being.

Dimensions of Love

Dimensions of Love
Author : Padma Aon Prakasha
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2013-06-28
ISBN 10 : 9781780995144
ISBN 13 : 1780995148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions of Love Book Description:

What is love...and what is it not? Why is love the most misused word on this planet? Is love meant to hurt? Is there a map to love that I can follow? The Pathway to God s Divine Love, the simplest pathway on earth, has been obscured by our own forgetting of who God is. Dimensions of Love: 7 Steps to God contains new and sometimes radical truths for the soul, in a simple, poignant and profound way. Soulful and insightful, it contains a message of beauty that cannot be missed.

The Clarity Cleanse

The Clarity Cleanse
Author : Dr Habib Sadeghi
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2018-01-18
ISBN 10 : 9780751572490
ISBN 13 : 0751572497
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clarity Cleanse Book Description:

A GOOP insider and advisor to Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt, Tim Robbins, Stella McCartney and others, Dr Sadeghi shows you how to turn obstacles into healing and energising opportunities. Based on the powerful mind-body strategy Dr Habib Sadeghi developed to help himself recover from cancer more than twenty years ago, THE CLARITY CLEANSE will enable you to clear your mind and heal your body. The Clarity Cleanse has two components: DIETARY and EMOTIONAL. The diet is designed to negate the physical residue of repressed emotions in the organs most affected by negativity. By following this diet for 10 days a month while alternating between emotional purging exercises - 12-minute writings and 12-minute dialogues - readers will find emotional clarity, clarity of vision and clarity of action in their daily lives. With THE CLARITY CLEANSE you learn how to: · Create clear intention · Purge negative emotions · Practice compassionate self-forgiveness · Refocus negative energy to move beyond doubt and fear · Ask the kind of questions that will help your relationships By following the twelve steps in this book, you will achieve a sense of peace and control, raise your self-esteem, and assert yourself in new ways to achieve positive and lasting change. Then, finally, you will be able to express your true, authentic self.