Literary Nonfiction. In WORK AND THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT, Douglas Thorpe has assembled the finest array of writing on work. From ancient to modern times, from Eastern to Western philosophies, writers and thinkers have ceaselessly considered work's relationship to the personal and spiritual dimensions of our daily lives. The overall effect of the book is to renew a sense of meaning for life, to give our acts dignity in an age in which so much worthy work is despised or ignored (Barry Lopez). This antholgy includes short pieces relating to the maning of work by many wirters including Walt Whitman, Linda Hogan, William Carlos Willaims, Denise Levertov, Lao-tzu and Gary Snyder.
Douglas Thorpe teaches at Seattle Pacific University and is porgram director of the Center for Spiritual Development. Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA