New World - Songs Of Love And Spirit - Complete Works (1989-2011) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jessie Jasen delivers her spectacular debut song collection 'New World - Songs Of Love And Spirit.'
Written in the course of twenty-two years, Jasen’s observations of love and the human condition are a testimony to the writer’s adventurous life, and her unusually emotional spirit. Jasen’s short stories in form of songs touch upon our deepest feelings, wishes, fears, and desires with rare honesty and a heartwarming compassion. Intuitive and visceral, 'New World - Songs Of Love ...

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New World - Songs Of Love And Spirit - Complete Works (1989-2011)

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Overview

Jessie Jasen delivers her spectacular debut song collection 'New World - Songs Of Love And Spirit.'
Written in the course of twenty-two years, Jasen’s observations of love and the human condition are a testimony to the writer’s adventurous life, and her unusually emotional spirit. Jasen’s short stories in form of songs touch upon our deepest feelings, wishes, fears, and desires with rare honesty and a heartwarming compassion. Intuitive and visceral, 'New World - Songs Of Love And Spirit' bears witness to happiness, love, heartache, grief, pleasure, change, suffering, defeat, victory, and resurrection, with an optimism that is always enlightened by hope.

'New World - Songs Of Love And Spirit - Complete Works (1989-2011)' song anthology contains 200 poetic songs, and writer’s biography.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045434522
  • Publisher: Jessie Jasen
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 298,519
  • File size: 445 KB

Meet the Author

Born August 25, 1978, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (today Bosnia-Herzegovina) to liberal education-oriented parents. Her earliest memory is of gazing at the moon as a toddler, resulting in her wishing to become an astronaut when she grows up.Around age 5 she develops a keen interest in technology, sports, languages, culture, and the arts. Through music and movies, she falls in love with American pop culture. Within the following six years she learns English as autodidact by watching and translating subtitled movies, pop songs and books. During this period, her self-education expands to martial arts, history, literature, Asian philosophies, and the sciences.Inspired by the TV series 'The Twilight Zone,' Jessie writes her first poem at age 10 about the eternity of human spirit ('When A Person Dies'). She writes poems in English and short stories, discovering writing as her ideal tool for self-expression. In 1991 at age 12, she wishes to spend her adulthood traveling and discovering life.In 1992 Jessie relocates to Austria to escape the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She attends school and learns German on her own, but has difficulties adapting to life in rural Austria, after having lived in cities. Vegetarianism and nutrition wake her interest. As a teenager, Jessie becomes active in human and animal rights. She writes protest letters to authorities, advocating the release of political prisoners and harsher anti-whaling laws. During the 1990s she lives in Baden, post-war Sarajevo and Vienna. She continues writing songs and a novel titled 'From Darkness Till Dawn,' without reaching publishers. By the time she turns 18, Jessie swaps three citizenships.Preoccupied with the questions of personal happiness, individual freedom, and the definition of success, she travels to South Africa in 2001 at age 22 to live in a country she studied for years, and wrote about in high school. The pluralism of South African culture and lifestyles both shock and inspire her. She sees that there is no ideal lifestyle applicable to all and everyone, just choices people make by judging the odds from their personal perspective. From her own perspective, Jessie concludes that the greater the choice, the greater the risk; the greater the risk, the greater the leap forward.The next ten years she spends studying and self-educating herself in law, marketing, languages, graphic design, the arts, contemporary dance, politics, and economy. She begins writing about culture and movies in English and German for magazines like 'Le Monde diplomatique' and Germany’s 'Die Zeit.' Attending a local film festival in Vienna, Jessie meets actor Jane Fonda and director David Lynch. These encounters change her life. Fonda’s outstanding health and fitness level in her 70s, and Lynch’s openminded attitude towards life Jessie interprets as the proof that it’s conscious living that accounts for the level of personal health and happiness, and not age as commonly believed.Curious about entrepreneurship, Jessie decides to venture into the publishing business in 2008. Her life partner of six years takes a 50% stake in the company Jessie establishes. Together they plan to launch a culture magazine in print. A year later, economic and private crisis takes a toll on the project. The first issue never gets published. The business enterprise collapses together with the relationship, leaving Jessie penniless and in debt. The shock of the developments is deep. Jessie reflects on her past decisions and decides to start fresh. The next four years she successfully sails through troubled waters with the help of her family and friends, getting subsequently rid of her debt, and venturing into the internet business of the post-print era.Relying on her autodidactic abilities, Jessie learns web programming, design and optimization, continuing her vision of the magazine project she started few years earlier. After developing several concepts, she opts for self-owned author blog JessieJasen.com, creating an ideal platform for writing and self-marketing. She learns how to singlehandedly produce videos. Her love for movies peaks in her making a documentary in 2010 about the New York jazz pianist Borah Bergman called 'Let There Be Jazz.' The shooting of the movie with Borah Bergman and percussionist Mike Wimberly at Vienna’s jazz club Porgy & Bess Jessie describes as "magic."In 2013 she launches the author blog JessieJasen.com, and embarks on publishing the works she’s been writing since 1989 as ebooks. Over 190 poems are compiled into five volumes, titled 'New World' after a poem Jessie wrote in 1998. The documentary 'Let There Be Jazz' is scheduled for publication on YouTube in 2014. She photographs and designs all of her books, logos, and promotional material. Her next literary project is a sci-fi romance novel called 'Star Visions.'Jessie currently lives in Vienna, Austria.Visit Jessie Jasen’s blogJessieJasen.comSign up for Jessie’s newsletter todayand never miss exciting news!JessieJasen.com/newsletterFacebook facebook.com/JessieJasenTwitter twitter.com/JessieJasenYouTube youtube.com/JessJasen
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