Teach Us to Sit Still

Teach Us to Sit Still : A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing

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Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks "Riveting . . . Parks' discoveries will fascinate not only writers but all citizens of an information age steeped in and propelled by language." --The New Yorker "[Tim Parks'] prose is mordantly funny, self-conscious but never self-pitying, worldly but introspective, attuned to the needs of a soul that he considers thoroughly material and mortal. The result is an absorbing, at times inspiring, narrative of spiritual growth." --Publishers Weekly, starred reviewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Rodale Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1609614488
  • 9781609614485
  • 143,882

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"A small triumph of narrative artistry, luxuriantly written and full of bone-dry humor." The Spectator "A searingly honest, viscerally vivid, darkly comic self-examination of the connections between writing, personality and health." David Lodge "A mystery story written with extraordinary nerve and eloquence...The result is harrowing, mordant, and unforgettable." David Shieldsshow more

About Professor of Literature and Translation Tim Parks

TIM PARKS is the author of novels, nonfiction, and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask, and Llewellyn Rhys awards and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His works include Destiny, Europa, Dreams of Rivers and Seas, Italian Neighbors, An Italian Education, and A Season with Verona.show more

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897 ratings
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2 8% (70)
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