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Heart

(2001)
A Personal Journey Through Its Myth And Meanings
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What is the heart? We know it as not only the beating thing in our chests that sustains life, but as the wellspring of all faith, hope, and love. In this remarkable book, critically acclaimed author Gail Godwin takes us on a breathtaking journey that spans the history of human civilization, combining myth, art and religion to understand how humans have conceived of the heart through time. From the first valentine to the first stethoscope, from the Ancient Egyptians to the Buddha, from the heart of darkness to heart-to-heart talks, Godwin weaves her own stories of heartbreak and hope through it all.Inspired by the richest of lore, Godwin ultimately arrives at what every culture must discover anew: we cannot let the head alone rule our lives. In this colorful history of the organ of life itself, she discovers a template for a more heart-filled life.



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Hardback Editions

February 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myth and Meanings
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-7475-5464-1 / 978-0-7475-5464-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myths and Meanings
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-380-97795-8 / 978-0-380-97795-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myth and Meanings
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-7475-6453-1 / 978-0-7475-6453-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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February 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heart: A Natural History of the Heart-Filled Life
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-380-80841-2 / 978-0-380-80841-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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