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The Resource Draw Your Weapons

Draw Your Weapons

Label
Draw Your Weapons
Title
Draw Your Weapons
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Sentilles
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperilled world?'In Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defence of life lived by peace and principle. Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature and theology, Sentilles tells the true stories of a conscientious objector during World War II and a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib. In the process she challenges conventional thinking about how violence is waged, witnessed and resisted.Draw Your Weapons stirs and confronts, disturbs and illuminates. A single book might not change the world, but this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world—and that makes all the difference.A former theologian, Sarah Sentilles completed her undergraduate degree at Yale and both a Masters and a Doctorate at Harvard. She was a college professor for over a decade before becoming a full time writer and is now a passionate advocate for life lived by peace and principle. Her previous books are Taught by America: A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton, A Church of her Own: What Happens When A Woman Takes the Pulpit and Breaking Up With God: A Love Story. She lives in Idaho. 'A unique and necessary book that makes a passionate, thought-stoking argument.' John Jeremiah Sullivan 'Now more than ever, the world needs a book like Draw Your Weapons. With mastery, urgency and great courage, Sarah Sentilles investigates the histories of art, violence, war and human survival. In her haunting and absorbing narrative, the act of storytelling itself becomes a matter of life and death.' Ruth Ozeki'Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death...You will be riveted, educated, implicated, and changed by this book.' Emily Rapp'An intriguing meditation on violence, imagery and language.' Ashleigh Wilson, Australian, Books of the Year 2017 'A beautiful, harrowing, and moving collage that portrays the making of art as a powerful response to making war. Every reader will feel profoundly changed by it.' Alice Elliott Dark 'Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful.' Nick Flynn 'A beautiful, haunting book so original that it is a genre unto itself—a poem, a sermon, a polemic, a memoir, a narrative. I won't be able to think of our era of constant conflict without recalling Sentilles's lessons, her imagery, and her prophetic voice.' Franklin Foer'Draw Your Weapons works as a highly original corrective to this impulse towards inaction...Sentilles' approach is a refreshing and instructive take on this era of perennial warfare.' Readings'Sentilles delivers a learned, poetic, and interdisciplinary assessment of the ways in which the photographic image has been abused and weaponised, while also suggesting ways in which the arts can help serve as an antidote to this problem.' Publishers Weekly'Sentilles, a would-be priest who dropped out of divinity school to pursue the study of art history searches for the role of art in an age of perennial warfare. She deftly and gently weaves together disparate topics—photography, Japanese internment, Abu Ghraib, sainthood, to name a few—so that I felt like an awakened genius at the close of each section.' Literary Hub'In a culture where the arts are too often dismissed as..
Summary
Explores the lives of a conscientious objector during World War II and a young soldier who was stationed at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, both of whom create art as a response to war, in an exploration of the way art impacts us and how it can be a non-violent source of healing, redemption and self-expression
Storyline
Tone
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10569333
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sentilles, Sarah
Dewey number
701.08
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Draw Your Weapons
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:103355b8-6e78-4b0c-9b03-350796732812
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925626162
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Draw Your Weapons
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:103355b8-6e78-4b0c-9b03-350796732812
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626162
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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