Maria Popova

Book - 2019

Explores the search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of historical figures from four centuries--artists, writers, and scientists, most of them women, who changed the way humans understand, experience, and appreciate the universe.

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New York : Pantheon Books [2019]
First edition
Physical Description
x, 578 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages [549]-552) and index.
Main Author
Maria Popova (author)
  • Only the dreamer wakes
  • To find dismooned among the stardust
  • What is lost and what is gained
  • Of the infinite in the finite
  • To figure and transfigure
  • The much that calls for more
  • To brave the light of the world
  • That which exhausts and exalts
  • Merely the beautiful
  • Divided, indivisible
  • Between sinew and spirit
  • Between art and life
  • The banality of survival
  • Shadowing the light of immortality
  • To gaze and turn away
  • From romance to reason
  • From terror to transcendence
  • Unmastering
  • The heart's circumference
  • Bound by neither mind nor matter
  • In the darkness of being
  • Searching for totality
  • Into the unfathomed
  • Where splendor dwells
  • To live and to vanish
  • Between the scale of atoms and the scale of worlds
  • Between the time of monarchs and the time of stars
  • Tracing the thread of being
  • From shoreless seeds to stardust.