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Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: March 2, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-019643-2
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre: Nonfiction / Philosophy / Poetry / Prose
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
Reviewer Notes:  

The Invisible Embrace
By John O’Donohue

     Beauty has been the subject of many writers, poets, and painters ever since human beings were aware of it. The never-ending human obsession is to not only understand beauty, but also achieve it in some way, whether by painting a work of art or finding the perfect color nail polish. People have always had a different idea about what beauty really is.

       John O’Donohue has quickly become one of my favorite poets and for a very good reason. Whether he’s writing sonnets about Ireland’s mystic naturalism or prose about the definition and effects of beauty, his style is as unique as a fingerprint. He uses the different concepts of beauty that have surfaced over the years that humans have been capable of coherent writing and carves a picture of humankind’s eternal search for beauty that is unlike any other. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves the depth and liquidity of the human soul.