CART
Close Slideout Menu

On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times

Author: Michael Ignatieff.

On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times

Author: Michael Ignatieff.

$26.99 $6.98
Item #: D23421
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Metropolitan
ISBN: 9780805055214
Once the province of priests and philosophers, the language of consolation has largely vanished from our modern vocabulary. How do we console ourselves and each other in an age of unbelief? Historian and writer Michael Ignatieff shows how figures in history, literature, music, and art have looked to one another across time to recover hope and resilience. From the books ... More
In Stock & Ready to Ship
$26.99 $6.98
Quantity:

Once the province of priests and philosophers, the language of consolation has largely vanished from our modern vocabulary. How do we console ourselves and each other in an age of unbelief? Historian and writer Michael Ignatieff shows how figures in history, literature, music, and art have looked to one another across time to recover hope and resilience. From the books of Job and Psalms to Albert Camus, Anna Akhmatova, and Primo Levi, Ignatieff recreates the moments when great men and women found both the courage to confront their fate and the determination to continue forward.

"Consolation is so terribly important. Perhaps now more than ever. In this regard, Ignatieff has done us a great service with this moving and affecting series of reflections."—LA Review of Books

Virtual Catalog