The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

Hardcover | October 27, 1995

byClarissa Pin Estes

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Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., the internationally known poet, psychoanalyst, and author of the seminal classic Women Who Run With The Wolves (99 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, translated into eighteen languages, and a bestseller worldwide), touches our lives anew, rendering in the strong and lyrical voice for which she has become known a powerful series of her signature healing stories.

These elegantly interlocked tales of loss, survival, and fierce rebirth center around Dr. Estes's uncle, a war-ravaged Hungarian peasant farmer and refugee, a faithful gardener, and a storehouse of stories who was one of the "dancing fools, wise old crows, grumpy sages, and 'almost saints' who made up the old people" in Estés's childhood.

Told with graceful simplicity, deep feeling, generous humor, and profound optimism, The Faithful Gardener is, at its captivating core, the story of an open-hearted child who listened well to her old-country elders and who grew up to remember, to bear witness, and, as one of the premier storytellers of our times, to remind readers and listeners of all ages of "that magisterial life force within all things that strengthens us in times of turmoil or transition, that faithful force which can never die."

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Through her startling rendering of an old tale, which transforms it from one that hurts the heart to one that helps to mend it, the internationally recognized author of Women Who Run with the Wolves tells about that most precious thing in all of life: the essence that can never die. Illustrations.

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Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., the internationally known poet, psychoanalyst, and author of the seminal classic Women Who Run With The Wolves (99 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, translated into eighteen languages, and a bestseller worldwide), touches our lives anew, rendering in the strong and lyrical voice for which she h...

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These elegantly interlocked tales of loss, survival, and fierce rebirth center around Dr. Estes's uncle, a war-ravaged Hungarian peasant farmer and refugee, a faithful gardener, and a storehouse of stories who was one of the "dancing fools, wise old crows, grumpy sages, and 'almost saints' who made up the old people" in Estes's childho...

Clarissa Pinkola Est?s, Ph.D. is an award-winning poet, diplomate senior jungian psychoanalyst, and a cantadora (keeper of the old stories) in the Hispanic tradition. She has been in private practice for twenty-five years and is former executive director of the C. G. Jung Center for Research and Education in the United States. The auth...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7.38 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:October 27, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:006251380X

ISBN - 13:9780062513809

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Through her startling rendering of an old tale, which transforms it from one that hurts the heart to one that helps to mend it, the internationally recognized author of Women Who Run with the Wolves tells about that most precious thing in all of life: the essence that can never die. Illustrations.