Composing a Life (Plume)

By: Bateson, Mary Catherine

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This extraordinary book explores that act of creation that engages us all -- the composition of our lives. Through the comparative biographies of herself and four of her close friends, Mary Catherine Bateson provides a fascinating framework for her inquiry into the creative potential of complex lives, where energies are not narrowly focused toward a single ambition but rather are continually refocused and redefined.

Each of the women in Composing a Life faced discontinuity at periods in her life, yet was rich in professional achievement and personal relationships. Bateson's life-affirming conclusion is that life is an improvisational art form, and that the interruptions, conflicted priorities, and exigencies that are a part of all our lives can and should be seen as a source of wisdom. Important and empowering, Composing a Life will change lives.

Title: Composing a Life (Plume)

Author Name: Bateson, Mary Catherine

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Plume:

ISBN Number: 0452265053

ISBN Number 13: 9780452265059

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: SKU201501709