Authenticity

A Countercultural Perspective

By Anita M. Hessenauer

Authenticity

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  • ISBN: 9781725251960
  • Pages: 56
  • Publication Date: 12/9/2019
  • Retail Price: $8.00
Web Price: $6.40
Web Price: $6.40

Authenticity

A Countercultural Perspective

By Anita M. Hessenauer

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725251960
  • Pages: 56
  • Publication Date: 12/9/2019
  • Retail Price: $8.00
Web Price: $6.40

About-

Authenticity is a collection of poems that presents a countercultural perspective of an authentic life. It follows the trajectory of the interior journey to the source of our being. Authenticity is an expression of the salient characteristics of authentic living, which from the perspective of the poet is a life aligned to that of our creator. The traits of independence and self-reliance give way to vulnerability and dependence. Egotism is cast off and replaced with a spirit of generosity. Authenticity highlights values that go against the grain of those cherished in our society and culture and lead to the wholeness for which we were made.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Authenticity—this collection of poetry tells the journey of the spirit while living in this world. It reminds us of the Interior Castle put to poetry—to always be journeying toward our Creator as we turn inward to our center.”

—Edith Matlock, Executive Director, Carmelite Institute of North America



“Anita Hessenauer’s Authenticity is alternately prayerful, psalmic, and beseeching. . . . Rather than using metaphor to reveal spiritual abstractions, this poetry first explores the experience of transcendence, then proceeds to confront abstract Christian values with the beauty and suffering of Hessenauer’s own Indian heritage. The uplift that results is credible because it starts with sensitively described conditions on the ground.”

—Geoffrey C. Howes, Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green State University

Contributors-

Anita M. Hessenauer

Bio(s)-

Anita M. Hessenauer is a freelance writer residing in Dublin, Ohio. She has published several articles in literary and religious periodicals and is a prolific writer of both prose and poetry. Anita has a doctorate in French literature from the University of Strasbourg, France and has taught at The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and Bowling Green State University. She is a Third-Order Carmelite.

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