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    DescriptionCounting Blessings is an expression of gratitude for a life lived away from the madding crowd. This poetry collection was penned about a year after Berman moved to a small town in Mexico. With the frenzy of American life receding into the background, he was able to sink into the stillness of his new surroundings, allowing long-dormant creative energies to surface. In addition to Counting Blessings, he also wrote a novel and a collection of essays questioning the values of American society, roughly during the same time. As it turns out, only a few of these poems are about life in Mexico per se. For the most part, Mexico provided the backdrop, the peaceful context in which the author's unconscious processes were free to roam over the inner landscape, explore its contours and fine details. What emerged were vibrant memories of childhood and adolescence, of times lived abroad, of people who have come and gone. These lyrical poems capture the extraordinary essence of ordinary lived experience, and in doing so represent the true content of our lives, the simple core of what makes us human.


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    Title
    Counting Blessings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Morris Berman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 62
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 95 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781893075290
    ISBN 10: 189307529X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    One Spirit Press
    Imprint name
    One Spirit Press
    Publication date
    21 October 2013
    Author Information
    Morris Berman is an essayist, novelist, social critic, and cultural historian. He has written eleven books and more than one hundred articles, and has taught at a number of universities in Europe, North America, and Mexico. He won the Governor's Writers Award for Washington State in 1990, and was the first recipient of the annual Rollo May Center Grant for Humanistic Studies in 1992. In 2000, The Twilight of American Culture was named a "Notable Book" by the New York Times Book Review, and in 2013 he received the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity from the Media Ecology Association. During 2003-6 he was Visiting Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and Visiting Professor in Humanities at the Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, during 2008-9. Counting Blessings is his first volume of poetry