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A World of Sighs

Sun 13 August @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

£10.00 - £12.00

13 August 2017, Edinburgh

FROM POETRY TO PRAYER

Seen historically as a way of maintaining a healthy body and mind through the expelling of melancholy, sighing is now fertile ground for psychologists to assess a person’s emotional state. For a history of the sigh, from poetry to prayer and health to ecstasy, join Pakistan-born poet Imtiaz Dharker, Dr Naya Tsentourou, who has studied the relationship between emotion and breath in the Renaissance, and Prof Corinne Saunders from Life of Breath, Durham University.

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Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Taking the Air series.

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Date:
Sun 13 August
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
£10.00 - £12.00
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Website:
https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/a-world-of-sighs